Saturday, November 26, 2011

Psagot, Jerusalem and the Old City

A visit to the Shuk

The ruins of AI
 An old wine cellar in the ruins of AI

The Rampart Walk (A walk around the Old City Wall)

A view of the City of David from the Old City Wall

The Western Wall
In the Temple Courtyard
The Golden Menora for the New Temple

Friday, November 18, 2011

Preparing for Winter and a Trip to Israel!

The goats are mine but I get lots of help from my family to care for them and we all reap the benefits!  A few weeks ago, with a snow storm in the forecast, my brother agreed to close the end of my milking/storage shelter so I would have extra protection from the cold and snow while milking.  During the warmer weather, we take down the plywood end and strap back the tarp.  With one end open it is so much more pleasant during the summer months!  

The idea for this shelter came from here.  A fence panel frame, an old bill board tarp advertising verizon wireless =), some plywood and 2x4's made a very simple yet adequate and versatile shelter.  It provides a place for me to milk the goats and store hay and feed.  There is also a small pen where I can keep does that are soon ready to kid.

This week my dad picked up a winter's supply of hay.  With a barn full of hay, it is really cozy in there now!  The last of the goats will be dried up in December.  Hopefully in January we can put the kidding pen you see in the back left corner of the barn to good use. =)

I leave for a 2-3 week trip to Israel on Monday!  I'm looking forward to touring the Holy Land and spending time with my brother and his family.  I will continue to take orders while I'm in Israel.  The soap, candle, lip balm and shoulder wrap supply is well stocked and my family has kindly agreed to prepare and ship orders for me!

Also, thanks to all of you who have come over to visit from the Homejoys giveaway!  I have enjoyed "meeting" many of you and your interest and subscriptions to my new blog have been an inspiration to continue blogging!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Herbal Shoulder Wraps

 My friend, Lydia, recently started making herbal shoulder wraps.  They are very neatly constructed and durable!  The wraps are filled with flax seed and dried lavender.
Home Made Herbal Shoulder Wraps - $20.99

 After placing the wrap in the microwave for 1-3 minutes, put it on your shoulders and enjoy the pleasing aroma as the heat relaxes tight muscles.  Desire a cold pack?  Place wrap in the freezer for a few hours.  Then remove and place where needed.

These herbal shoulder wraps are now available through Homemaid Expressions!  You may choose from the fabric samples below.

Contact us for ordering information!

Sample #1

Sample #2