Friday, March 25, 2011


This is a repost from my freind CMarie over at
Maybe you have already seen this email making the rounds but if not - it is kind of clever ...

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic
bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and
explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

That's right, they didn't have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But they didn't have the green thing back in her day.

They walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.
But she's right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby's diapers because they didn't have
the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that lady is right, they didn't have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house - not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a pizza dish, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded up newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the
lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right, they didn't have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But they didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school or
rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi
service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of
sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But that lady is right. They didn't have the green thing back in her day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Vegan Freindly Soaps

Well here is the debut of our vegan freindly soaps.
The pink ribbon is Irresistiable Apple with natural apple pie spice.
The black ribbon is Black Licorice with anise seed.
The green ribbon is The Energizing Bar with dried lemongrass & eucaylptus.
From our farm to you Rebekah

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Black Licorice Soap

I decided to make some vegan friendly soap for those people who do not want animal products in their soap. This is the first one and I love it. I just unmolded it today it smells great! I even decided to wash with some it suds great and it is so mild I did not even get zapped when I washed with it. This one is black licorice with anise seed. My next one to do is apple with natural apple pie spice swirl.
Have a great night! From our farm to you Rebekah

Monday, March 7, 2011

Soap Article

I was asked by a freind on facebook to write a article on soap for their blog. Of course I said yes! Go check it out at
From our farm to you Rebekah

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Winner Is

Good Morning, My son drew the name out for our winner. It is Tonja at Woods Olde Homestead. So just go on the left side of my blog you will find my email there. As soon as you send your address I will get the package right out to you. A big thanks to everyone else for entering and as a thank you I will send everyone else who did not win a bar of soap just send me your address as well. Have a great Sunday! From our farm to you Rebekah

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