Capricorn Run Farm is the product of a love of history my dad gave me, and a love of animals and plants that mom gave me. 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. One of the of the skills I learned was soap making (so much more precise now).
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!
This, combined with a desire to be more sustainable, which 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 the past. Hard work, respect for all life, and being less dependent on a fast paced, commercially produced world.
At the current time 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. And yes, I am a Capricorn!