Howdy from The Country Soaper!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheCountrySoaper, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. TheCountrySoaper

    TheCountrySoaper Hatching

    Jun 20, 2019
    Howdy, Y'all!

    My name is Elin Criswell, a.k.a., The Country Soaper, and I came across this site quite by accident while doing an internet search.

    We currently do not have any chickens, but hopefully that will change in the future. In the past, I was the main instigator to get my parents back into keeping chickens, once they retired. We absolutely love to eat 'country eggs;' so for the time being, we seek out different sources so we have enjoy them.

    Other hobbies... soapmaking is my creative passion, as I've been making soap for almost 20 years and there is no end in sight. I am a fourth-generation Texas soapmaker of Swedish descent. I'm definitely pretty crazy about the craft as I not only operate my own soap business but I also lead a Texas-based soapmakers group called Lone Star Soap & Toiletries. We host two annual events for soapmakers to network and learn more about this wonderful craft. I also have written two soap making books, I participate in living history events and I teach basic soap making classes in my home in the country.

    I've been married to the love of my life for over 30 years. We have 3 adult children and a gang of 4 furbabies …. 2 dogs and 2 cats.

    I look forward to learning from all of you here!
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of FUN! :wee
  3. DuckWhisperer06

    DuckWhisperer06 Songster

    Mar 17, 2019
    South of DFW
    We’re so glad you’ve joined us! :welcome

    Can’t wait to see your future chickens! :celebrate
  4. Hi! Welcome! Do you have a special type of soap you make, like with goats milk or do you make various kinds? Do you have family presses too? I am deeply envious of people who have carried on a family craft. Heck I’m deeply envious of anyone who has a family legacy. My Moms expertise was smoking cigarettes and gossiping with the neighbors. Not much to carry on. :rolleyes:

    Really I’m not always this silly. And I am looking forward to hearing more about your soap. We have a big Hobbies thread here that you might enjoy. And don’t forget to check the Texas thread too!
  5. DuckWhisperer06

    DuckWhisperer06 Songster

    Mar 17, 2019
    South of DFW
    Where in Texas are you from?
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Elin, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Elin. Hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do. :yesss:
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop

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