"Living Sustainable Earth Stewardship"
Monday, December 28, 2009
Here we are, on the verge of a new year. With a few changes, all positive, to the wagon's production schedule, I will be embarking on a new venture into soap making: cold processing by way of using wood ash. I will be starting this new process within the following weeks and new soap will be available as of the beginning of Feb-curing is very important and several weeks can be involved for soap to set up for nice, firm bars. What soap, along with soy candles and body butters & scrubs, is in stock at this time is what is available for purchase. I will be at the Shelburne Winter Farmer's Market, located @ the town hall gym on RT. #7 in Shelburne, VT, once a month until April. May will be a time of rest, recoup for new product, and preparation for the new open air markets for the summer season of 2010. I will also be releasing more news as of March, for additional changes, events, etc to occur for the wagon for 2010. Stay tuned and spread the word "BUY LOCAL!!!!"
The next Shelburne date is Jan 9th, 10 AM-2 PM.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Goat's Milk, Calendula Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, and Chamomile flwrs-the occasional sprinkle of Lavender flwrs makes for an interesting texture to the soap, along with some second looks, and definitely numerous pick ups and smells. I have used soap mold trays to create bars, have done large container pours for hand cut bars-more rough, natural looking results, and I've also made loaf pours to start my "$ an oz." program; this was kicked off this past summer @ the Farmer's Markets I attended in Shelburne, Burlington's south end, and Winooski. Retail has mainly been on the Vermont front exclusively but I'm reaching out to friends and fans of VTGW to make my products available to a larger audience.
Currently, Q T Cakes (my son's first and last name initials reversed) is available in 4 oz., 2.5 oz., and a 1.5 oz. I like to call my "Try it, you'll like it" bar. I produce my bars to include Chamomile & Lavender flwrs but if allergies to daisies or lavender are an issue, please special order so that I can customize to fit your needs.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
There are changes being made for VTGW, of which one major decision was reached just recently. The website for the Wagon is being shut down, due in part to several reasons. Therefore, we ask that all consumers of the Wagon send any requests, questions, suggestions, etc...to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org or come here to keep in touch with all the latest developments. All products will be posted here or on FaceBook, of which we have a page there, too.
From the Editor's Desk
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I've long thought about this and now putting thought into action. I am currently continuing to work on my website, experiencing delays, frustrations, etc....A blog page? Yes, as I can still reach those who are interested in the products offered from the wagon and to keep up with any news flashes and such. Its looking to be a adventurous summer, and I'm looking forward to it.