Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Just Kidding!

Oh it's that lovely time of year!  The time of hot cocoa, blazing fires, ugly sweaters, nipping frost, and...

Babies!!!

Each Spring we summon in the new year with a fresh batch of rambunctious kids, making January easily the most stressful, sleepless, wonderful time of year.  If I had to pick one reason why we continue to raise dairy goats in such size and scale, I would tell you without a moment's pause that it's because of the kids.  There is nothing in the world quite as adorable as a baby goat and we are blessed with them in large quantities.


Since our primary reasons of breeding dairy goats are for show and production, we choose to bottle raise all of our babies.  There are several reasons for this;
Firstly, it reduces the chance of them picking up any milk-transmitted diseases that may be passed from the dam.
Secondly, bottle raised kids are much friendlier and much, much easier to handle, making it easier to train them for show as well as to sell them.  In a few months they'll have grown quite a bit and it's no fun to be chasing them around in the Florida summer heat!

Now bottle raising kids means that we attend each and every one of the births.  Once they are born we put them in large tubs of hay and bring them inside the house for the first twenty-four hours.  And this is where the long nights begin!  During that first night, it is my job to sleep on the couch next to them so that I can wake up every hour or so in order to make sure that they have enough colostrum.  As you can imagine, this combined with the kiddings themselves can create a lot of stress.  However, in the long run it is worth it every single time.


   And so we wait with bated breath, impatient and straining.  In fact I'm waiting right now!  Our first doe of the season looks as though she's ready to pop any second.  So wish us luck and Happy Kidding!

Lily P.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Fashionable Occasion: New York! New York!

An explosion of light, and the sharp, resounding crackle of camera lenses.  Wisps of unruly hair held in a perfect mass of tangle by sweet hairspray.  Nails and cuticles meticulously manicured, and the aroma of designer perfume that saturates the atmosphere.  Women with chiseled, elfish features wait patiently as they are fitted into loosely molded garments of densely contrasting colours.

Welcome to New York Fashion Week.

This is the last place on earth that you would expect to find the crisp, bright packaging of a local, handmade bar of soap.  And yet there, buried in The Artisan Group's elegant swag bags, at GBK's New York Fashion Week Luxury Gift Lounge, are the burlap packages of SimplyCaprine's Cedarwood Lime Goat's Milk Soap and Body Oil.

It's been a long road to get here, a journey overflowing with goat's milk, essential oils, silk ribbon, and scrapbooking paper.  But at last we've arrived and we take a step back to observe our work in pride.  And we couldn't be happier!


Cedarwood Lime Goat Milk Soap and Body Oil

Cedarwood Orange Goat Milk Soap and Body Oil http://www.simplycaprine.com/cedarwood-orange-and-blissful-body-oil/


And take a look at some of those who received those fabulous swag bags, we scroll through the names in amazement.  Names like;

Carissa Rosario - Maxim Model
Dr. Rosetta Garries - Renowned NYC Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon

Emma Kenney - Showtime's "Shameless"
Glamo - Celebrity Stylist
Ice-T - Law and Order SVU
June Ambrose - Celebrity Stylist

Matt Letscher - ABC's "Scandal", CW's "The Carrie Diaries"
Patricia Field - Fashion Designer
Philip Bloch - Fashion Designer

Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola - Jersey Shore
Siggy Flicker - TV personality, Author

As well as several members of the press including;

British Vogue
Fashion Daily Magazine
Beauty News NYC
Huffington Post
In Touch
Examiner
Life & Style
Maxim Magazine
OK! Magazine

We could not be more pleased with the results of this event and we're keeping our fingers crossed for good feed back!  We offer out deepest gratitude to The Artisan Group for making these celebrity events available to small town businesses like us!  If you click on the link to visit the 2013 GBK NY Fashion Week Gift Guide, you can view all the artisans who participated with us;  We're on page 11!

2013 GBK NY Fashion Week Gift Guide


We'll keep you all updated on any progressive developments that we have from this event!


Phillip Bloch sent this tweet to The Artisan Group; how awesome is that?!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Soap Naming Contest

The winner of our soap naming contest will win:

One $50.00 Gift Certificate for any SimplyCaprine product, and of course, one bar of this newly named soap!!

 This soap is scented with an essential oil blend of star anise oil, clove oil and peppermint oil, along with a swirl of organic cocoa powder.  It is a savory/sweet/exotic scent and almost smells edible...yummy!!!

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Leave your name selection on this blog
  • Follow us on Facebook and share our status update about this contest.
  • Follow us on Twitter and retweet this contest.
Entries will close on Monday, September 17th and winner announced on Wednesday September 19th.

So put on your creative thinking cap and good luck!!!
 
 
 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Welcome

Hello Everyone, my name is Lily Perez, I am sixteen years old and I'm with SimplyCaprine goats milk skin care.  

    As a quick background overview, for those of you who don't know us, the business was founded by my mother, Toni Perez, and I approximately four years ago as a means to support our Lamancha dairy goat herd.  We make all our products from home and are located in Floral City, FL.  Our products are made all naturally with farm-fresh goats milk and are free of any preservatives, chemicals, synthetic additives or irritating fillers.  We have an online store at www.simplycaprine.com and we also sell our products at the Inverness local farmers' market, in Inverness, FL.  We also supply our products for whole sale.

    Together we are the infamous Mother/daughter team and we work together to inform the world of a clean alternative to the mass-production of commercial soap lines.  Mom is definitely more precise, dedicated, skilled, and much better at following instructions than I am and therefore she is the one who actually makes the products.  I, on the other hand, am more whimsical and artsy and yes, a bit eccentric, so henceforth I am responsible for the packaging and designing.

    After much procrastination and hesitation, due to my loathing of computers, I have finally decided to take up this blog as a way to keep all my ravishing readers up to date, not only on the newest developments of SimplyCaprine, but also on the happenings of our farm.  I dearly hope that you enjoy and I look forward to the adventures ahead. 
    
    But for now I bid you adieu, farewell!
 

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