Turner Holler, in Walland, is home to Carl, Karen & Micah Turner, along with a whole bunch of goats, chickens, dogs and cats. I’m Karen and this adventure is my attempt at a little homestead. We had been avidly gardening for a long time when I decided we needed chickens - 'cause everybody needs chickens! They’re entertaining, and they provide eggs, eggs, and more eggs!
Just as soon as the chickens got comfortable, then the goats came along to unroost'em! Ha! I thought a real homestead needs to have its own milk supply, and I wanted raw milk. But what an experience it was mastering goat-milking! There’s a giant learning curve to keeping goats healthy in general, but dairy-goat health is even more challenging.
Once the milk began to flow, soap and lotion-making was a natural next-step, and has turned into a passion for my family! I love making soaps with fragrances that make people smile and is gentle on their skin, too. My daughter, Kristen, lives next door to Turner Holler and is our lotion-expert. She makes them with her own special, all-natural goats-milk recipe!
We are at the Saturday morning Maryville Farmers' Market every week with our goats-milk soaps, lotions & fresh eggs. Stop by and let me tell you all about Turner Holler!