Upon arriving home from visiting relatives last Christmas, we opened our kitchen door to find a beautiful basket waiting on our counter. Cheri, TnFarmGirl, had come all the way out to our home and left us a goody basket and dinner. I have used Cheri's salves for quite awhile. I LOVE all the different flavors of soaps she sells. My all time favorite is the chocolate and peppermint bar. It is like taking a bath in York Peppermint Patties! I also love using her tangerine soap. My skin also loves it!
I decided that I would participate in her medicinal herbal class this past weekend. It was great fun. I got to meet a lot of wonderful people, and I learned more about medicinal herbs than I thought possible. Cheri did a fantastic job teaching the class. I was glad to learn about how to make salves. I have used her salve for years, but had no idea how she got it the consistency that she did. Now, I know! I also got to see another side of Cheri. While we have been friends for years, I had never seen her teach a class. I have learned so much from her on a personal friendship basis, but I also learned she is an awesome public speaker and teacher! I am thankful that I participated in her class and learned something totally new.
I am happy to have the knowledge under my belt, but alas I have to deal with the realities of my own life. I just don't have time to make all the extras at this time of my life. I am content to continue purchasing them from her, but now I know how to make them in the event I need to.
While Michael and I know how to make soap and we have all the equipment, it is still easier to buy the soap from Cheri. This is just a season, and someday I will be able to go back to the joys of soap making. I am thankful that I have a supply of wonderful handmade soap.
I have recently tried her Citrus Shampoo Bar. Cheri gave us a basket of goodies for hauling a cow for her. In the basket, was a Citrus Shampoo Bar. I had never used anything but store bought shampoo, and I was a little skeptical. (Hey, I am being honest). I didn't think it would clean my hair the way the "real" shampoo did. Boy, was I ever wrong about that. My hair looks and feels great. I am sold!
I have much more to tell about our Saturday together. I met two awesome ladies from Florida and had a great dinner with them all. I will save all of those fun details for a later post. Until then...
grace and peace,