The Many Benefits Of Goat Milk

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Today’s blog post is s guest post from Kathy Jeffers, owner of Pheasant View Dairy Goats, located in the South Wing of the Hartville MarketPlace. Pheasant View Dairy Goats was established in 2007. They always had the dream of starting their own farm and they then wanted to start a business along with it. They began with two dairy goats and their herd is now up to 25 (and still growing!).

Goats may be cute and friendly, but they are also very useful. Female goats produce a creamy milk, rich in vitamins and minerals. It is very beneficial to your body, both inside and out. Listed below are many of the benefits of using this high protein, calcium rich milk.

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One of the things you can do with goat’s milk is make soaps and lotions. It is a pure natural product with no additives or preservatives in it. It contains lactic acid which strips away dead skin cells and nourishes the new skin underneath. The PH level in the milk is very close to the PH in your body, making it easier to absorb into your skin. The result is a moisturizer that does not wash off and is continually working. Some of the things that goat’s milk can do is help fight acne and also aid in the reduction of wrinkles, just to list a few.

Drinking goat’s milk is just as beneficial. Goat’s milk is closest to human’s milk, making it easier to digest. It is rich in calcium and helps boost the immune system. It has high levels of proteins and essential amino acids.

Whatever the reason for using goat milk you will enjoy the results you receive.

For more information about Goat Milk and Goat Milk products, please visit Pheasant View Dairy Goats.

Nobody Makes Them Like Grandma

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Today’s blog post is s guest post from Autumn Johnston, owner of The Pierogi Lady located in the South Wing of the Hartville MarketPlace. Autumn is an experienced chef and pierogi connoisseur. Today she is sharing with us some fond childhood memories of her Gram and the beautiful pierogis she would hand craft for her family  .

Pierogies-34One thing we hear a lot at our pierogi shop are stories of how our customer’s grandmother, or mother, or mother-in-law used to make “the best” pierogis. Watching us roll, fill and pinch pierogis brings back fond childhood memories of being “the pincher” and anxiously awaiting a pierogi feast at the dinner table.

Family’s differ in what pierogis they grew up with.  Some potato cheese, some dry cottage cheese (sweetened or unsweetened with chives or without chives), some sauerkraut with potato, some with prune, plum, apricot….. the list goes on.  My grandmother (we call her Gram) made potato cheddar, sauerkraut, and apricot.

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Gram taught me to make pierogis.  She was an amazing cook.  We gathered every Sunday at her table, twenty to thirty of us depending on the week. There was always a wide variety of food and you never knew what you were going to be surprised with that week.  Pierogis, chicken dumpling soup, lasagna, pagash (a Polish potato casserole) that was one of our favorite dishes, were just a few of the things she made often.

So many memories were made at those Sunday suppers.  They all come rushing back to me with a bite of pierogi.

We would like to help bring back your memories and create new ones with your family.  At The Pierogi Lady we make over 100 varieties of pierogis.  We try to accommodate everyone’s memories of how their “Gram” made them when they were growing up.  While we know they will never be quite the same as Grams, we will do our best!

Enjoy.

Decorating With Vintage Ladders

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Today’s blog post is s guest post from Dan & Brenda Metzger, owners of The Boston Road Collection located on the second floor of the Hartville MarketPlace. Dan & Brenda are experts in antiques and primitive and shabby chic decor with a combined 65+ years of experience. Today they are sharing with us some home decor tips using vintage ladders.

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Old wooden ladders are readily available, affordable and fun to decorate with both indoors and out.  If your not lucky enough to have an old ladder in your garage or barn – not to worry. Flea markets, garage sales, and antique shops area good source for ladders.

Ladders can be found in natural wood tones or in old painted finishes which add to their decorating appeal.  Feel free to paint your old ladder to match your decorating scheme A light sanding after painting will add rustic charm and slightly age the piece giving it an old world or worn feel.

gardenladderoutdoorsLean an old wooden ladder against the wall to display vintage quilts or towels. Hang a ladder from the kitchen ceiling to display vintage baskets or pots and pans.  A ladder hung horizontally on the wall provides unique display space for family photos and accessories.  Place a step ladder outside in your landscaping scheme to arrange plants while providing vertical visual impact.  

The uses for old discarded ladders are endless.  Bottom line – step up to the decorating challenge – use your imagination and have fun.

 

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