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Friday, July 24, 2009

Buffalo Gal's Soap

A little earlier than expected, more types of Buffalo's Gal's Soap are available for sale at the farm and online. Visit our website to see all of the new types of soap now available and learn more about each of our soaps. Shown below are just a few of the new types of soap that are available beginning today.
The "Cornmeal Scrub" is a gentle citrus abrasive soap created using Cherokee brand cornmeal which comes from King Roller Mills, a local mill in our area.

Our unscented goat milk formula is now also available in molded shapes of Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf goats and in our one-of-a-kind mold of a buffalo.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Small Farms Field Day

A Small Farms Field Day will be held tomorrow, July 16, at NC A&T University in Greensboro from 8:30 AM until noon. The field day will be held at the university farm at 3136 McConnell Road in Greensboro, NC. It will consist of demonstrations of the latest research on livestock and crops. These include Scotch bonnet chile peppers, Asian eggplant, amaranth greens, pastured chickens and hogs, and more. The event is free both to the public and to farmers. For information, contact Linda McCain at or call 336-334-7956.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Buffalo Gal's Soap at SilkRoad Salon & Spa

Buffalo Gal's Soap can now be purchased at SilkRoad Salon and Spa at 460 N. Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC. They are located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem; and, for your convenience, provide complimentary valet parking. SilkRoad provides hair design, massage therapy, body treatments and esthetics. They also offer a 100% ammonia free permanent cream hair color which is also peroxide free. It is a toxic free, environmentally safe color service. They have an exclusive organic program to grow your own nails naturally without artifical ingredients or preservatives. SilkRoad's mission is to create tools that burn a minimum amount of electricity, products that are environmentally safe as well as safer for the professional and client.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Save Your Local Economy . . .

Food for thought . . . Save your local economy . . . three stores or farms at a time. The 3/50 project is saving the brick and mortars our nation is built on. Think about which three independently owned businesses including farms that you'd miss most if they were gone. Stop in and say hello. Purchase a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around. If half of the employed US population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend the same amount in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Buy on-line and nothing comes home. Start the trend, pick 3, spend 50. Save your local ecomony.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Making Hay

Today is the first day of a dry stretch, and we're finishing up making hay for the year. We'll probably skip doing a second cutting later in the year and let it stockpile for the cows. They can eat grass off of the ground cheaper than us baling and feeding it to them later. This last cutting of hay should fill our barn completely and we'll have some overflow. Johnny cut the hay today while I did all the feeding. It took a little extra time because I had several rabbits needing nesting boxes and some that had kits last night needed extra attention. I also had to separate some of my Tennessee Redback rabbits that I'm growing out for breeding stock. They are getting bigger and needed some extra cage space. Johnny got all the hay mowed in the length of time it took me to feed - - he was mowing wide open. I also cleaned out my guinea pig cages today. One of the cages contained a sow and her five pigs. They are getting bigger and next week will be old enough to wean and separate into the male and female baby cages. Before dinner, we tettered the hay because it was so thick. We needed to spread it out evenly in the field to dry. We plan on round baling it on Friday afternoon. Our son, Andy, is working 10 hour days this week and won't be able to help so I'm be recruited to haul hay to the barn using the little tractor. This tractor can't double stack round bales but it can be used to move it to the barn while the other is baling. It speeds up the process a great deal.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th from
Buffalo Creek Farm
Buffalo Gal's Soap!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Work Day

Last night I had a beautiful brown eyed chocolate pinto polled AGS Nigerian Dwarf buck born to Lynne and Carson. He was a single birth and large. Lynne is a good mother and keeps him all to herself.
Today, with temperatures in the low 80's and with a good cloud cover, I worked with my Boer goats. I ran everyone through the goat worker, checking hooves, trimming tails and deworming those in need using the FAMACHA anemia guide. After running errands in Walnut Cove, Johnny raked and baled some round bales in our neighbor's, the Wentinck's, pasture. We'll do the rest of it once the threat of rain has passed. Our son, Andy, helped haul the bales to the hay barn. He was on holiday today from work so we benefited from his help. Yesterday, I met Renae Brabham of Renae's Floorcloths. She stopped by our farm to purchase some goat's milk soap. Take time to look at her blog, and admire her floorcloths. She has several completed cloths for sale and you can design a cloth for her to make. For all of you goat lovers (and others), I believe that she would make a beautiful floorcloth of your favorite goat or scene. She is very talented! I'm thinking of where I could use one myself.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Farmer's Daughter Farmhouse Food & Fix'ns

Our local restaurant, The Farmer's Daughter Farmhouse Food & Fix'ns, has expanded their menu and hours. They will now be open Sunday 8AM - 2PM; Closed on Monday; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6AM - 7PM; and, Friday and Saturday 6AM - 8PM. They are located in historic downtown Germanton at 3496 Highways 8 & 65 and can be reached at 336.591.9176. They have two new cooks: Chef Pat Joyce of the Philadelphia Culinary School of Arts of Washington, DC and Denise McHone who is the former owner of Chef's Corner in Danbury. Pat will be serving suppers of ham and cabbage, fresh flounder, ribeye, sirloin tips and other home cook'n favorites. Denise will prepare breakfast with iron skillet fried tenderloin, homemade biscuits and Nifong sausage and lunch will have thick hamburgers of local farm fresh beef, Jesse Jones hot dogs served with homemade chili and slaw, plus other items. Be sure to visit with them soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Do You Remember? Antiques and Consignments

Today Do You Remember? Antiques and Consignments opens in "downtown" Germanton at 3561 Highways 8 & 65 in the old Germanton Merchantile Building. The store hours are Tuesday - Thursday 9AM - 6PM, Friday 8AM - 7PM and Saturday 8AM - 6PM. Christina Calloway can be reached at 336.969.2190. Help support our Germanton merchants! While visiting Do You Remember?, ride on up to Walnut Cove and visit Just Plain Country and the other antique stores in Walnut Cove's downtown area. Our webnanny has wind chimes in the Just Plain Country store and they are also available at our farm.

1st Annual Summertime Classic Virtual On-Line Miniature Zebu Cattle Show

Beginning today and through August 15, 2009, entries of Miniature Zebu will be judged in a virtual on-line show. Visit the International Miniature Zebu Association and pick your favorities in 6 divisions. Look for conformation of the head and body, reproductivity and hair/coat. The overall impression of the ideal Miniature Zebu would be a sound, healthy animal with no physical defects that might effect future generations. The general effect should be that of a strongly built, well-balanced, symmetrical animal. We have entries in the following classes: Heifer Age 1 - 3 Years: Bella #4485 Adult Cow Age 3 - 7 Years: Anna #3165 Adult Bull Age 3+ Years : Carl #3754 Visit IMZA's website and vote! You can vote each day until the show ends on August 15.

Buffalo Gal's Soap

Today Buffalo Gal's Soap is available online and at the farm! Check our web site for availability and how to purchase or pickup. For those who drop by the farm, we do have some sample soap available if you would like to give some a try. We are beginning our soap making adventure by selling an unscented goat's milk soap, honey creme, shephard's pride, nitty gritty, unscented goat's milk loofahs and some unscented goat's milk Nubian head soap. Other molds and scents have been made but they are in the process of curing. Keep checking our website for their availability date.