A Helder~Herdwyck Farm first in the world! American Herdwick bred sheep milk destined for handmade soap. Sheepmilk soap is about the best soap you can use, so we thought we'd try Herdwick! To our best knowledge there has never been soap made from the milk of a Herdwick sheep. It will take a week or two, sharing milk with their lambs, to get the near gallon necessary to produce 70 bars of handmade soap. Storebought soaps irritate or dry out your skin? Try our sheep milk soap - coming soon! Which scent would you like, Lavendar or Peppermint? Only natural, essential oils will be used, adding their extensive benefits to our soaps. Toss the chemical, filler ridden storebought soap, and switch to natural, milk based soap!
Erin Bradt, 6th+ generation farmer, is co-owner with husband Ray and manager here at Helder~Herdwyck Farm. Located in the Helderberg Mountains of upstate New York, Erin also owned and managed The Wren's Nest, a fiber arts supply business she opened in 2002. Selling a variety of fiber arts equipment and supplies, it is being phased into the Farm business. Erin teaches frame loom weaving and punch-needle rug making, as well as spinning. A 2013 graduate of Holistic Management International's Beginning Women Farmers class and 2014 Annie's Project class, Erin oversees the holistic management and sustainable practices of her family farm. Her fondest endeavor is continuing the introduction of Herdwick sheep to the America's. A valuable breed to the future of agriculture.