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What has Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap Been up to?


Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap  is now on her way to Ghana !!

With our need to give back and participate in humanitarian causes,  we have decided to make donations of our Eco- Friendly 100% Natural products.

We have recently become engaged with Global Hand Organization. Global Hand is an online matching service: a non-profit brokerage facilitating public/private partnership. It brings together people who want to address global issues: for-profit organisations, non-profit organisations, foundations, trusts, governments, diplomats and more. It works like this; you decide what you have to donate, services, a product, educational skills or other skills, etc. You place on their site what you wish to donate and what your interests are and which charity organizations or causes you wish to align yourself. We are particularly concerned with children and want to help where we can. We have expressed our interest in assisting children in need as we placed our offer of Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap on the site. Within a few hours, we had several notes of interest from many NGO’s and charity organizations; Uganda, Ghana, India and Kosovo just to mention a few. It then becomes our job to research these organizations and decide which one or ones best fits our needs as someone donating. Once we are satisfied, we will donate our product. We can’t and shouldn’t rush such an important decision like this. Because Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is a small fledgling home business, we do not have the inventory to be able to donate to all of the notes of interest in our mailbox.  Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is not a major player, but every little bit helps.  We would give anything to see those little faces light up when they see our little goat on the soap!

We have taken the time needed to review all the notes of interest that Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap has received both on the Global Hand website and my e-mail. Each one is more compelling than the next. We really wish that we had the capacity to assist in as many notes of interest as we have received. This is, however, not possible for Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap at this time.

In our quest to make my choice, we have had to do a lot of thinking and researching each NGO. After having read through each website, our decision is made.

It is important to me to be able to help children in any way we can so our choice was clear. We have decided to go into partnership with Appomense Hope for Africa Organization in Ghana. In addition to many projects, they presently work with 9 orphanages. They have children from 1 day old up to 19 years old.

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is not a large company, but size does not determine your ability to help people in need. We can not send boxes upon boxes of product, but after our warm welcome from Appomense Hope for Africa, we will do my best to donate a couple of times a year to this organization.

We are so excited and now it’s time to select our products and get them packaged up for their long trip to Ghana!

Each package contained one wrapped and labeled soap

Each package contained one wrapped and labeled soap

Our donation consisted of 3 different styles: one for the children with our famous little goat, our block bar for the volunteers and staff and finally our travel size for the babies

Our donation consisted of 3 different styles: for the younger children with our famous little goat, our block bar for the older children and finally our travel size for the babies

The soaps were packaged according to size and scent

The soaps were packaged according to size and scent

Wow have I been busy here at Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap! I have packed our box full of wonderfully delicious Eco-Friendly 100% Natural goat milk soap. We just have a few details to work out before this box is sent to Appomense Hope for Africa Foundation in Ghana.Our donation box is now ready for the post office

Our donation box has now been posted to Ghana !!

We were so happy to have completed our donation and Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is now on her was to Ghana Africa!

What’s next for Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap?

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap  is now on her way to London !!

Well she can’t stay home long because in just a few weeks Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap will be on her was to a shop in London, UK!!

We are so happy to be in our first store in London!  I will deliver the order in person and will take photos.

Oh dear, Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap just needs to keep her bags packed!
Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap  is now on her way to Nepal !!

A Swedish nurse contacted me and let me know she and her sister and a third lady are traveling to Nepal and there is a request for Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soaps.
Rebecka is traveling to volunteer at a hospital in Kathmandu, through the Swedish organization, Skandinaviska Institutet. They saw my offer on Global Hand Organization website.  Another young lady, Malin, is going to volunteer in an orphanage, Dhuruba Dampus Orphanage Center that is in southern Nepal.

Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap is more than happy to donate to the orphanage in Nepal. Our soaps will travel with the two Swedish volunteers to Nepal.   We  have just packed our box full of wonderfully delicious Eco-Friendly 100% Natural goat milk soap and it’s ready for travel to Nepal.
We really hope our Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap will bring a smile to their faces and lots of bubbles.

Please wish Li’l Sis Goat Milk Soap happy and safe travels to all of her destinations.


Oh No !!!! Not More Branches!!!!


YES I ‘m afraid so. You see, people may think that the goats who live at Gullringstorp are a bit spoiled. In reality, they are not. they are cared for with an eye toward the natural instinct if the animal. Goats are natural browsers, which means they often stand on their hind legs to reach the juiciest most delicious leaves on the high branches. Once they have eaten the leaves, they will enjoy a nice crunchy branch. They eat the branch and nibble the tiny woody shoots and if they are fortunate enough to have a sturdy branch at hand, they love to scratch their horns on that branch. This is for the females as well as the males. Goats are also grazers which means they love to eat a variety of grasses, as well as browse up high. These two natural instincts need to be addressed if you have goats. They are our pets but they are also not without instincts and a natural way to behave while in the wild.

Since our goat enclosure is disadvantaged and has no natural trees  growing in it, it is important for us to bring the branches to our goats. We also like to surprise them when they come back to the stable in the evening with lovely branches in each box. We can’t have just one branch per box because we have boxes with a couple of goats. My husband usually cuts and collects the many branches  and places them in each box. I go after him and “decorate” as he calls it. I place the branches up high but securely so the goats can stand up to reach them and stretch their beautiful necks to enjoy the leaves. When they have finished the leaves, they scratch and rub on the remaining bark.

So here we have more branches:

Hilda gets her branches in the baby play yard where she is with her two new babies

Hilda enjoys her branches first, in the baby play yard where she is with her two new babies

The branches we placed in t he baby play yard are not up as high as we normally place them. We want the new babies to be able to reach some of the leaves

The branches we placed in t he baby play yard are not up as high as we normally place them. We want the new babies to be able to reach some of the leaves

Branches placed in Keriana and Fiona's box

Branches placed in Keriana and Fiona’s box

I "decorate" by placing the branches up high so the bars in the boxes help

I “decorate” by placing the branches up high so the bars in the boxes help

 

"Decorations" for Nanna and Toby's box

“Decorations” for Nanna and Toby’s box

"Decorations" for Pumpkin and Rose's box

“Decorations” for Pumpkin and Rose’s box

"Decorations"  in Pansy, Poppy and Peanut's box. We  have decided to move Peanut out of Hilda's box. Not an easy thing, but it is just time. Peanut cries but she will calm down

“Decorations” in Pansy, Poppy and Peanut’s box. We have decided to move Peanut out of Hilda’s box. Not an easy thing, but it is just time. Peanut cries but she will calm down

Nanna and Toby are Pygmy goats and love to be up high. So their "decorations" are up where they love to eat and sleep

Nanna and Toby are Pygmy goats and love to be up high. So their “decorations” with some hay, are up where they love to eat and sleep

This is Iris, Petunia, Ivy and Surprise's box all "decorated". Again branches placed high enough for the ladies to have to stretch their cute little necks

This is Iris, Petunia, Ivy and Surprise’s box all “decorated”.  Branches placed high enough for the ladies to have to stretch their cute little necks is our aim

Hilda had a surprise as well. Her box was "decorated" when she came back in

Hilda had a surprise as well. Her box was “decorated” when she came back in

Nanna enjoys her treats by herself while her son Toby spends some quality time right next door with the other bucks

Nanna enjoys her treats by herself while her son Toby spends some quality time right next door with the other bucks

The boys tuck into their treats right away!

The boys tuck into their treats right away!

Alika's son is happily rubbing his horns on the branches

Alika’s son is happily rubbing his horns on the branches

Toby spends the nights still with his mommy Nanna. Here he enjoys the "decorations"

Toby spends the nights still with his mommy Nanna. Here he enjoys the “decorations”

Whe my husband built this shelf for Nanna , we didn't anticipate a second little cute goat joining her.

When my husband built this shelf for Nanna , we didn’t anticipate a second little cute goat joining her. I don’t know how they manage it but they eat up there and sleep together up there.

A lovely donation from our local Lidl. We were given some fresh discarded greens for our goats. We love and really need these donations of fresh greens during the winter months when the goats spend a lot of time inside. Our greens are limited to Evergreens during the winter so any fresh greens are really welcome. I thought to give them all to Hilda since she is not in the large enclosure, but everyone in our stable loves these particular greens. Everyone got a treat. Thank you Lidl !!

A lovely donation from our local Lidl. We were given some fresh discarded greens for our goats. We love and really need these donations of fresh greens during the winter months when the goats spend a lot of time inside. Our greens are limited to Evergreens during the winter so any fresh greens are really welcome. I thought to give them all to Hilda since she is not in the large enclosure, but everyone in our stable loves these particular greens. Everyone got a treat. Thank you Lidl !!

I think this is the end of the BRANCHES!!! Well at least for now…