Anne’s Letter From the Cheese and Soap Catalog
Go back in time to the days when every family was engaged in home dairying. Our American heritage is steeped in homesteading and the home dairy was an integral part of life. As we carry out our responsibilities on our 21st century farms and in our homes, we are preserving an inheritance of craftsmanship for coming generations. The hand crafts and skills that once provided family and community needs, by utilizing raw materials produced on the farm, must be perpetuated.
Praise the Lord for the folks who garden and do home canning, who raise goats, chickens, and other farm animals to provide food for their family. These traditions are kept alive at no small personal sacrifice of time and energy. Precious milk is made into delicious cheese, yogurt, and butter. Soap making is fast becoming a rediscovered art with all of its benefits. These skills safeguard our tradition of practical homesteading that has been established over centuries of rural life. So whether you have a hundred acre spread, a backyard farm, or simply purchase milk to make homemade cheese and soap, rejoice that your labors are not in vain. By actually practicing and teaching others the skills and crafts of our ancestors, we restore and preserve them for others to experience and enjoy. There is nothing that refreshes the soul like working with the land and with our hands.
Thank you for the honor of including us in your efforts and daily lives and I pray that God will bless the work of your hands.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)