Evening Shade Farms
I had the pleasure of spending Memorial Day weekend in Osceola Missouri. Evening Shade Farms hosted their 12th annual Herb Days in May festival. It was by no means a leisurely 3 days, but even working hard I treasure my time there. Gayle (who is no longer with us) has infused that land with a particularly beautiful spirit – HER spirit. I miss her so much, but I know she would not want me dwelling on things that can’t be changed and instead focus on the now.
I came back with a fresh batch of soaps – some standards and some new. One of the ones that is new to me (but has been in production for many years) is the French Clay Facial Soap. The bar is moistened, applied to the face, dried, then wiped off. While it’s on you can scare people with your green alien face!
They’ve also expanded their Critter Ridder line. The original Critter Ridder was oil based that you put on pressure points. The new Critter Ridder Light is in a non-oily base that can be put on pressure points as well as clothes. It’s an awesome, natural “bug spray.” They’ve also put the formula into a soap that you can bathe with before you head into the garden. The Pine Tar soap is an old standard for problem skin but it serves another purpose in the summer. If you get bug bites or get into something itchy just wet the bar, rub it on the itchy spot and let it dry. It totally stops the itch!