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Origins of Capricorn Run Farm

Capricorn Run Farm and Ameri-Pooch are the products of a love of history my dad gave me, and a love of animals, plants, and needlework that mom shared.  During 23 years of American Civil War reenacting, I did what I usually do…threw myself into every aspect of what I was doing. I spent 23 years researching every aspect of medical, women’s history, and the  day to day lives of the past..., After all, everything we do becomes history, it is not all about dates and names of a few famous people. Some of the skills I learned were soap making (so much more precise now), sewing, and, needlework.

In addition, as an avid reader I had often read of the cruelty of animals raised in commercial farming, and the processing of food that left it…..not very natural or fresh!

farm owner getting kisses from 2 goats

Philosophy

These interests, combined with a desire to be more sustainable  flourished after the passing of my parents. I had always gardened (specializing in heirloom plants), and had started with a few chickens, but I suddenly had a lot more time on my hands than before.  I began cutting back on my hours as an RN, and putting my energy into homesteading.  Six chickens became more than 30 and a thriving egg business.   Three goats became 7, with more milk than I alone could use. So I made a few soaps for my egg customers, and that lead to a demand for the high-quality products I was making and a much busier soap business while embracing the values of another day....Hard work, respect for all life, and being less dependent on a fast paced, commercially produced world.

Black Chihuahua in custom fancy dress

At the current time I not only operate the small businesses that reflect my passions for American small business but I also I share my life with goats, chickens, and 2 Dogs (1 Chihuahua and a Chihuahua/Doxie Mix).

 

Sometimes you don’t know where life is going to take you…but my logo, a goat leaping towards the future, is a symbol of accepting the passing of time and moving past the challenges that life often presents us with. I Thank you for joining me on this journey!   

 

Oh, And yes, I am a Capricorn!

Lisa with goats on farm
Hand made goat milk soap

Sure you can buy bath products NOT made in America...or with perfumes and preservatives...but why would you?

Our soaps are made with all natural, high quality ingredients that make every bath a spa treatment. Silky lather, natural scents.  They are made with high quality ingredients and are lovingly made in small batches so they are always fresh.

What do our customers tell us about our soaps? They love the silky lathers, the great scents, and the "way it leaves their skin". 

Need a soap dish (makes a great gift idea)? We offer our hand made resin dishes in multiple shapes and sizes...as well as a variety of embeds and colors.

Jellyfish in Pop Art style counted cross stitch pattern

Instant Downloads are a great way to start cross stitching.  No expensive kits, you can use materials you already have at home, and while colors are suggested, you can make substitutions to suit your preferences.

When looking for breed specific dog products, we recommend using the search to narrow down your results.

Purebreds, designer dogs, funny dogs, realistic dogs.  We have the dog cross stitch pattern you are looking for.

Custom made dog apparel and accessories...made in America with honest pricing.

Collar Tiger Pattern with Orange Buckle  American made dog collars

You can purchase dog apparel and accessories in a big box store.   But, not all dogs have the same body, so fitting is always a compromise. And, who wants the same thing everyone else has?  Your four-legged fashionista will appreciate a proper fit and the "perfect" colors!

In addition we dog accessories such as bows and collars. 

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Now offering gift cards.......what a great way to buy for that special person near or far (or even yourself!).  Whether you are looking for high quality soaps or bath products, cross stitch patterns (instant downloads), hand crafted home decor, dog apparel or accessories you are in the right place!  Give a gift.

Support a small business.

Buy American.

Sounds like the perfect gift to us!

GIFT CARDS

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