Hello! Good day! Thank you so much for visiting our soap shop (The Milk Bucket Goat Soap Company LLC). Our farm is proudly run and operated by the Hofman family.
There never seems to be a dull moment around here. We are either busy doing our twice daily feed chores, milking, general care of the goats; or it might be kidding or breeding season, putting up hay, cleaning the barns, etc..oh the jobs are endless!
The Milk Bucket Goat Soap Company originated in October 2016. It came into fruition when we had milked 5 does all that summer and had a freezer and a half full of frozen goat milk. It was decided that it was time that the goats ‘earned their keep’. So with that we tried to decide whether to make goat cheese or goat soap. I had a rare opportunity to attend a soap making class September 2016; and after growing up in an artistic family, I new instantly that is what I needed to strive for.
This has not been a one man business. The whole family has a part in this! From measuring out oils, to un-molding of the soap loaves, to cutting the loaves, to stamping each bar; making sure each soap bag is carefully stamped and an ID tag is gently added to each bag, please know each and every product is made with care. We strive for perfection. We put long hard hours into each item. Without proper goat care and planning on the farm, we would be without a plethora amount of goat milk to keep the business flowing. It‘s amazing on how everything ties together.
Life on the farm may not always be pleasant and easy; but I wouldn’t give it up for the world to know that one of our soaps have helped relieve an ailment for a customer!
We are open to always try something new; as a few of our new products have been through customer‘s requests!