If you’ve ever been interested in homesteading and sustainable living practices, take a minute to visit Hearthside Farm and Tasha’s Own Goat’s Milk Soap. Maureen Anderson and her family live and work on their rural farm in Virginia where they not only provide for their family (including her eight children) but also produce goods and services to meet the needs of a growing community. I’ve had the privilege of receiving some of the fragrant and clean Tasha’s Own soaps and enjoying fresh vegetables from her farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program. My children have learned about farm life while exploring Hearthside Farm with Maureen’s daughter Mairin. It truly is a special place – where hard work and strong values produce a simple life filled with many blessings. You can learn more about Maureen and her family farm by watching this video:
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Meet Featured Sister Maureen Anderson
Business Name: Tasha’s Own Goat’s Milk Soap
Business Description: All-natural soap made from our own goats’ milk and farm grown herbs. Homesteading classes, sustainable living programs and camps for children.
Our family began raising goats to meet our daughter’s dairy needs as she was allergic to cow’s milk. A friend suggested that we try making soap. It was so fun and easy and we felt good knowing every ingredient that was going onto our skin. Several shop owners expressed an interest in our product and local papers wanted to write about our farm, our family, and our philosophy. More businesses expressed interest in carrying the soap and we were so successful at craft and art shows that we decided to turn it into a full time venture. [Read more...]