Hello from Harvest Gold!
Just the other day, Jan from Four Winds Farm wondered into our gallery to share her lovely little creations with us. She felts wool from her sheep onto Shea's Soap in its own washcloth. Not only are all the ingredients all natural and homegrown, they save lives.
Jan and Shea practice compassionate farming, meaning they save the lives of sheep and other animals by buying them before they go to the butchers and giving them a life they deserve. Sadly, they don't have enough room for every singe one, so they find good safe homes for the boys so they can live a long healthy life.
Jan has been very loving and caring towards animals her whole life.
"I grew up having a special love for animals and art. As a child, every summer was spent at my family's camp on Sebago Lake. I was thrilled when my husband's career brought us and our two children to live in Maine full time.
I began teaching at an elementary school in 1999. There I met two coworkers who introduced me to fiber arts. After exploring this art form, I found it was perfect for me. It combines art, animals, and teaching in one endeavor! By 2002 I had my first sheep.
I currently live on a small farm in Gorham, Maine with my husband, a small flock of sheep, three miniature horses, chickens, guineas, an Australian Shepherd, two cats, and a German Angora rabbit. With the last name of Winsor and since we are a family of four we named our farm Four Winds Farm.
I studied education and art in Massachusetts and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Framingham State College.
I am now a full time fiber artist."
Visit the website below to learn more about them and come into the gallery to check out these amazing soaps!
More contact information:
Facebook: Four Winds Farm Maine