My grandfather, the Reverend George Williams had several goats before he passed away. His goats, Abe and Abb, did a fine job of keeping the brush down at his small farm in Rossville, Georgia, so I decided to try the same concept.
Pictured above is my PaPa with his goats Abe and Abb. Everyone visiting got to ride in the goat cart, whether they wanted to or not!!
I searched several months before finally finding goats that were for sale. I immediately went to pick out the goats I wanted to buy. All the goats shied away except for one. Her name was Ruby. Ruby was a LaMancha goat that had been bottle fed when she was young. She was different from the other goats in that she had little bitty ears. And she really liked people! I immediately fell in love with Ruby! And, best of all, Ruby was "in the family way" as my grandfather would put it! The idea of having baby goats was exciting, so I said I would buy two other goats and Ruby. The deal was sealed and delivery of my new goats would be on Saturday!
Saturday came and my new goats were delivered, and my "weedeaters" began their task.
Ruby soon gave birth to two little does, and started producing about two gallons of goat milk everyday!! After the little "girl goats" were weaned I started trying to figure out what to do with all of her goat milk. Having been in advertising and graphic design for over 30 years, I was ready to try my hand at something different. I decided that I would attempt to make my own soap! I started reading and studying everything that I could find about the theory of soapmaking and how to separate the milk from the goats!
For months I made batches of soap with every recipe I could find and create (over 30 batches that I didn't like) until I finally hit upon my own "secret recipe". I knew when my mother Willene said that she loved it that I had created a product that everyone else would also love. And that's how Sassy Goat Milk Soap was started!
Since May of 2005, I have been making and selling Sassy Goat Milk Soap to shops across North Georgia and Tennessee and to people all over this country through my website On-Line Store. I also sell my Sassy Goats to people interested in LaMancha goats for dairying (not eating) and sell custom designed milking stands.
I personally make Sassy Goat Milk Soaps that contain only the finest ingredients in every bar including fresh 100% LaMancha goat milk and saponified: olive oil, safflower oil (which is naturally expeller pressed – extracted by pressing the seed without the use of chemical solvents – and is also enriched with Vitamin E), coconut oil, castor oil, beeswax and honey.
Sassy Goat Milk Soap is pure and fresh, containing absolutely no harmful ingredients, perfumes, preservatives or fillers and is available in a rose shape, heart shape, rectangular bar and Billy Bar (doublesized rectangular bars) in these different formulas: