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Spring 2021 schedule
April 17 – Grand Opening of Golden Grace Boutique. 175 East Main, Batavia. 9 – 3. April 24 – Sip & Shop at The Landing Event Center in Loveland. 11 – 4. May 1 – Opening of Montgomery Farmers Market. 9 – 12:30 each Saturday, Montgomery Elementary School. May 8 – Loveland HS Outdoor Craft Show 11-5. May 15 – Sycamore HS Outdoor Craft Show 11 – 4. June 4 – Soapmaking demonstration at Womens Essential Skill Worshop – Caeser Creek State Park. Registration required. June 19 – Open House/Farm Visit! 5057 State Route 133, Batavia. 2 – 5 PM
Valentines gift boxes
Let us take care of your Valentines Gifts this year! We can make up an adorable box and ship it to your sweetie, complete with a scented sachet and Valentines card.
New gift idea!
How cute are these! These little goat coasters would make a fun stocking stuffer for any goat afficiando! Only $10 for a pack of 4. And for a limited time, with any purchase of $40 or more, we will include a single coaster as a bonus.
Limited gift and specialty items!
We are pleased to be able to share a very small quantity of some unique gift ideas. Martha (one of the soap ladies) has made some adorable pillows with various farm themes. And we have added Felted Soaps as a fun option. Click on them in the Shopping section for more information.
We have 3 events left before Christmas: December 5 – Sip & Shop at The Landing Event Center in Loveland 11 AM – 4PM. December 12 – Christmas at the Farm, Notallama Alpaca Farm, 5636 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg. 10 AM – 3 PM. (Visit Santa and the alpacas too!) December 19 – Pine Lane Pop Up and Last Chance shopping. 1897 Hunters Ridge, Batavia, 11 AM – 2 PM. You can also make private arrangements to shop at another time. Call 513-260-4352 with any questions.
From now until the end of the year, we will add an extra bar of soap for every order of $20 or more. Let us share even more goodness with you!
Fall Open House and Farm Visit
Sunday September 27, 2 – 5 PM. Come spend some time at our farm! Visit with the goats, listen to music and shop! We welcome our friends and customers to attend and hope for good weather! Here are some changes that we hope all our visitors respect, – please practice at least 6 foot social distancing. Use the hand sanitizer that will be available. Please use the bathroom before you come as an inside bathroom will not be available. Old Time music from Bare Foot. We will not offer hayrides or goat milking this year. Call Martha at 513-260-4352 with any questions or concerns. Our first priority is your safety.
September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24 and 31- Montgomery Farmers Market 9 – 12:30 September 26 – Cincinnati Nature Center Market 10 – 4. With goats! September 27 – Open House 5057 State Route 133, Batavia, Ohio 45103, 2 – 5 PM October 3 – Pringles Orchard Applefest 10 AM – 5 PM. Newtownsville, Ohio Oct0ber 9 – Pop Up at Rincon Mexicano 4 – 7 PM October 10 Gorman Farm Sunflower Festival 10 – 3 PM and Oct 11 10 – 5
Just in time for Fathers Day
We have put together a thoughtful and practical assortment of our “Manly” soaps for that special guy in your life. You will get 4 soaps, 1 shaving soap and 1 shaving brush, all packaged and ready to give. Look up “Mens Gift Box” to order yours today. We can also ship for you!
Summer 2020 Open House June 20, 1 – 5 PM
Come spend some time at our farm! Visit with the goats, listen to music and shop! We welcome our friends and customers to attend and hope for good weather! Here are some changes that we hope all our visitors respect, – please practice at least 6 foot social distancing. – use the hand sanitizer that will be available. – bring your own snacks and drinks, as we will not be providing any this year. – please use the bathroom before you come as an inside bathroom will not be available. -bluegrass music from Gabbard and Company will be 2 – 4. -we will not offer hayrides or goat milking this year. -we have added an extra hour so guests can space out attendance. -call Martha at 513-260-4352 with any questions or concerns. Our first priority is your safety.
We now have cotton face masks available. They are made by the Pine Lane ladies and follow CDC recommendations. Order for men, women or children. Stay safe out there!
Montgomery Farmers Market!
The Montgomery Farmers Market will start as scheduled on Saturday, May 3, 2020. The format will be very different for now. All purchases must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. Visitors will “drive thru” the market and have their orders put directly in the trunk of their vehicle, without getting out or handling any money. If you would like to place an order, simply visit our Shopping page or call Martha at 513-260-4352. In this time of quarantine and economic uncertainty it is vital to support your local small businesses. We always appreciate your support!!
Let us send a gift for you!
During these confined times, we all know someone that could use some cheering up and some extra love. We are happy to be offering special gift boxes that we can send directly to your loved one or friend. For only $25 (+shipping), you can choose between 1). 6 soaps 2). 3 soaps ,a small lotion and 2 lip balms or 3). a large lotion, 2 soaps and 2 lip balms. This limited-time special is listed in the online shop now. Just specify in the comments what types of scents you would like. We will also include a handmade tag with a customized greeting from you. Specify what you would like it to say. Any questions call 513-260-4352. We will mail these within 24 hours via USPS.
The pandemic is effecting everyone, including small business like Pine Lane Soaps. All of our March and April events have been cancelled. Time will tell about further events. But you can always purchase online or at most of our regular retailers. Our lotions are back in stock too. Stay safe and wash your hands with Pine Lane Soaps!
The Angora goats of Pine Lane Farm have again been given the great honor of leading the 2020 Bockfest Parade! If you are not familiar with Bockfest, it is a weekend celebration in OTR Cincinnati welcoming spring. Historically the Bockfest also signifies tapping the new kegs of beer for the season. Our goats and their humans will lead the parade kicking off the weekend. We are proud to have been asked for this honor and know we will have a great time! The parade begins at 6 PM on February 28 at Arnolds Grill on 8th street and winds through OTR to Bockfest Hall at the Christian Moerlein Brewery. This parade is VERY fun so consider coming and cheering on your favorite goats!
Spring 2020 Open House
Join us and our goaty friends on Saturday June 20 at Pine Lane Farm. Baby goats to play with, mama goats to milk, hay rides, snacks and SHOPPING! Live bluegrass from Gabbard & Co. 2 – 5 PM. Free and great for families and children. 5057 State Route 133, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Call 513-260-4352 for more information.
Stained Glass Wall Hanging!
Check out the store to see our handmade Stained Glass Nativity Wall Hangings! Not really soap related, but made by one of our soap ladies. There are only two of these treasures available! Call Martha with any questions at 513-260-4352. Look in the Gift items section.
Holidays are here!
We have lots are great items for your holiday gifts! Check out our store for soaps, lotions, and lip balms. We also have fun gift items like Pine Lane soap dishes, mugs, lip balm holders and more. Find us December 5 at the Milford HS craft show in the cafeteria. We also will have a last minute “Stop & Shop” at 1897 Hunters Ridge, Batavia on December 14 from 1 – 3 PM. Call Martha at 513-260-4352 to make other arrangements for shopping too.
Fall Open House and Farm Visit
Visit our family farm! Shop, Goats, Alpacas, Hayrides, Snacks and great Live music. Sunday, September 15 from 2 – 5. Hear covers and original music from The Good Time Girls, a Columbus based trio offering three part lady harmonies to soothe your soul. Featuring folk, bluegrass and Americana from Liz Woolley, Alyssa Graber and Sophia Enriquez . Also for your enjoyment will be the folks from Notallama Farm. They will have a few alpacas you can bond with. And special guests Kimber Baldwin and Marcia Rood from Fiber Optics in Milford. These ladies will teach you all about natural fibers and spinning. 5057 State Route 133, Batavia, Ohio 45104 513-260-4352
New retail location!
We are happy to partner with O G Gallery and Studio in Reading, Ohio. This is a wonderful art and pottery studio and gift shop in the heart of the Reading Bridal District. They will carry a nice variety of soaps, so stop in and get some soaps and check out their other gift items. 400 Benson Street.
Open House June 13, 2019
Visit our family farm and play with baby goats! Enjoy live bluegrass music from the Backwoods Boys of Loveland HS. Shopping, snacks, goat milking and hayrides. 2 – 5 PM, 5057 State Route 133, Batavia, Ohio 45103. 513-260-4352.
Loads of babies on the farm now! 19 born in the past 10 days and all are doing well. The cuteness is overwhelming! Make sure to plan to visit the Open House on June 22 to meet them.
We are proud to be partnering with Cincy Shirts for their new line of Cincy Soaps! 4 These folks have put a fun spin on some of our traditional soaps that highlight some Cincinnati traditions. So our Oatmeal, Milk & Honey is called “Goetta Shower”. You can order online or at any of their Cincinnati stores.
We are also offering these limited edition Ts. We will have an assortment of sizes S – XXL with either green or blue sleeves. Contact us to reserve yours today.
Pine Lane Soaps has been asked to participate in the Ohio Cooperative Extension Service Small Farm College. As part of the “Women in Agriculture” track, we will lead a session discussing the formation of our business and our management practices. We are happy to help with this effort to inspire other women and share our journey with other small farmers. We had the pleasure of being at Creative Living Custom Spaces in Batavia for an Open House on November 5, 2015. This was also a fundraiser for the Batavia Schools Foundation, a non-profit that assist school projects with finances. Many of our friends and customers came and we were happy to made a generous donation.
The bucks are coming! We do not own bucks or keep them on the property. Pine Lane Soaps partners with top-notch respectable breeders in the Midwest to provide our herd sires. Goats are seasonal breeders, which mean they typically come into “heat” late summer and fall. We choose to breed them in October and November. After a 5 month gestation, we expect lots of little poopsies! And yes, the bucks are VERY stinky!
Pine Lane Farm was very privileged to have a special visit on Sunday, August 30, at 4:00, we welcomed Steve Wescott and his pack goat Leeroy Brown. The County Kids 4H Club hosted Steve and Leeroy to learn about a project called Needle 2 Square. Steve and Leeroy are walking across the county from the Space Needle in Seattle to Times Square in New York. Seems quite odd, but Steve is a Christian and kind of a missionary, bringing awareness and raising funds for an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. This Uzima Outreach in Kenya serves addicts and the starving children of addicts. Steve hopes to raise enough money to purchase a small farm in Kenya that will help the children prosper. So all are welcome to attend and hear about Steve and Leeroys adventures. They were in Cincinnati at the end of August, 2015 and we were VERY excited to meet them both. Check out Needle2square.com for more information.
Because of our involvement with the Ohio State University Extension Office, we were also chosen to represent Clermont County in the Ohio Women in Agriculture Learning Network. This is part of OSU Extension’s Ohio Sustainable Ag Farm Tour Series, which will take place throughout Ohio from June through October. Approximately 24 farms throughout Ohio are chosen to offer open house/farm tours and educational classes throughout the summer for Ohio residents. Our Spring 2015 open house/farm tour was Saturday, June 13, 2-15 from 2 – 5 pm.
The ladies of Pine Lane Farm have recently been selected to represent Clermont County at this year’s Farm Science Review OSU Extension Women in Ag Team “100 Faces of Women in Agriculture” feature. This will be showcased in the Firebaugh Building at the Women in Agriculture Team Display as an interactive display for everyone to peruse. Thanks to OSU extension for recognizing our 40 years of farming in Clermont County! We will be featured at the Ohio Farm Science Review in September 2015. Thanks to all of our loyal customers for supporting local women!
April 2012 – We spent a fabulous day at Indigenous Gallery in O’Bryonville as the featured artist of the month. We also brought two little baby Saanenburgs for a quick visit too. Saanenburgs?? Yes, the mom is a Toggenburg and the dad is a Saanen! Well, it wasn’t really planned that way, but they are healthy and cute!! More babies due soon!! We also set up a booth at the Log Cabin Herb Society seminar day and met lots of fabulous herbalists!
The highlight of April had to be the soapmaking demonstration that we did for the Clermont County Dairy Goat Society/4-H group at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. We showed a group of 4-Hers and parents just what is involved in making our soap. While the soap was mixing we also did a cheesemaking demonstration too! It was busy morning but we do love to share our passion with others!
May 2012 – We are ready for action and excited to start the Montgomery Farmers Market on Saturday, May 5. This will be our 3rd season in Montgomery and we are pleased to return. On Sunday, May 6 Pine Lane Soaps will particpate in the Maderia Art Fair in Maderia Ohio. Come and visit and check out our selection of soaps and lotions.
July 2012 – Market season is in full swing! We are also at the General Electric Farmers Market in Evendale, Ohio on some Wednesday afternoons from 2 – 5:30. The Montgomery Market is going well and we have a full selection of all soaps and lotions. We have some selections now that are only available while they last – Lime Margarita, Sea Fresh, Cherry Pie and Jewelweed (great for Poison Ivy!). We are also gearing up to take our goatsies to the 2012 Clermont County Fair. The 4-H Dairy Goat show is Wednesday July 25 starting at 9 AM in the small animal arena. July 23 – Congratulations to two beautiful young women in our family early in our fair. We are proud to boast both the Caprine Representative (Goat queen) and the Fair Queen this year. In addition to dairy goats and soaps, we have awesome children!!!
August, 2012 – We are getting super busy with craft shows and stocking up for the upcoming holidays! Just found out today that we are accepted to go to the Indie Craft Fair on Fountain Square in Cincinnati tomorrow (August 11)! We are happy to go but would have loved more notice! What’s up with that anyway?? Montgomery Farmers Market continues to be a Saturday event from 9 – 12:30. We are already making arrangements to breed our does this fall for spring babies and milk! Got a new batch of goat milk lotion ready too, along with lotion bars and shea butter.