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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Green N Growing

Just outside the soap shop, the earth is exploding with greenness!  Moss. Mint. Pine. Fern. There must be a hundred different shades of green out there...and each one of them makes my heart sing! Time to shake off those winter blues and immerse yourself in the freshness of it all. Spring has got to be one of the best seasons of all.  Until the next one comes along anyway.  

New life begins right here.  Right now. 

What's your favorite shade of green?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GO Natural Handmade Bar Soap!

Guess who made it into Whole Foods Magazine?  Yours truly.  I'd be lying if I said I'm not the least bit excited. Check out the bar soap section in their newly released Personal Care Primer!

One small step for A Wild Soap giant leap for natural handmade bar soap!

And can say you knew me when...  :P

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Rock Man

Meet Mike... the get down and get dirty kinda guy who cuts up all those limestone soap rocks.  It's a noisy, dusty job, but hey, somebody's gotta do it.  Right?

First he treks 30 miles out into the Texas Hill Country where he picks up these HUGE slabs of ancient fossilized limestone from the local quarry.  Next, he hauls 'em back to his workshop where he carefully saws them up (watch those fingers!) into the rectangular soap holder you see in our popular soap on the rocks gift set. Then he carves 3 shallow grooves into each stone to promote drainage.  And finally, he scrubs them squeaky clean and sets them up on end in the hot Texas sun to dry.

Before you know it, they're making their way to hundreds, even thousands, of satisfied a wild soap bar customers all over the country.  Thanks Mike.  Now go get yourself an ice cold beer!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Love Is In the Air: Passionflower Soap on the Rocks

Rev up your Valentine's Day celebrations with our Passionflower Soap on the Rocks.  The organic soap is a beautiful shade of purple, it comes with a one-of-a-kind fossilized limestone soap dish, and it smells absolutely fabulous...all for under twenty bucks!

What's not to love?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

What Does The Fox Say?

I actually know now...because I chatted with one yesterday evening!  Mr Foxy (or maybe its a Mrs. or a Ms....I don't really know) was making his usual rounds in our back yard around dusk when suddenly he gave out a sharp, raspy "bark".  He was less than 50 ft. away and staring right at me.  I've seen this fox many times but this is the first time he's ever been vocal.

So I waited a few seconds and then I "barked" back at him (as best as I could anyway).  The sound is pretty eery...more like the shriek of a bobcat than anything else I can think of.   That's when he stopped dead in his tracks, turned his head around and stared straight at me, giving out another loud bark.

So I barked again.  And yes, he answered me!  We continued our "conversation" for about 10 minutes until it became too dark to see and he finally moseyed on.  I've never really talked to a wild animal before, but it was one of those holy grail kind of experiences.  Definitely top notch.

So what DOES the fox say?  These guys don't even come close.  It's still a great video though.

This one is far more accurate, even though it's about red foxes, not gray.  I'm not sure if what I heard was the alarm bark or the mating call.  In this video they sound fairly similar.

This is a picture of a tiny baby gray fox we found in our garden a few years ago.  Who knows, it may even be the same animal that's visiting us now.  I'd like to think so.  Just look at those adorable eyes!