Penny the rescue goat meets her local fans at The Clayground

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    Perhaps you’ve heard of a bull in a china shop, but did you see the goat in the ceramic store? On Saturday, July 14, The Clayground became a petting zoo in order to host Penny the rescue goat, the inspiration and producer of fine soaps for the local shop. Penny’s public was invited to pet, feed and brush the adorable three-months pregnant Nigerian dwarf goat. Penny is the inspiration for Penny’s Products, which is a line of goat milk soap (yes, from Penny and friends) created by Renee Damon. Renee uses plants grown on her property just outside of Winters to scent her fantastic soaps. Penny has lived on Damon Estates, a farm in Pleasants Valley, just outside of Winters, for two years. She makes milk, butter and cheese for the farm, but for the business she makes a rich and creamy soap that can be used as hand, dish and eve laundry soap. The soaps come in lilac, lavender lemongrass, mint and eucalyptus scents, which are all cultivated on the property. Upcoming scents such as patchouli are still growing, while the star jasmine is being prepared for an upcoming batch. Goat milk soap is beneficial to normal, dry or sensitive skin, as well as for people with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It contains many naturally occurring healthy benefits that water based soaps cannot. Goats’ milk is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal and has 60% fat than cows’, When the milk is combined with eucalyptus, the soap’s antibacterial properties are compounded. Farm fresh goat’s milk is heavy in Vitamin A (necessary in repairing damaged skin, maintaining healthy skin cells and controlling acne) and alpha-hydroxy acids, such as lactic acid, which effectively and naturally break down bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Rather than using harsh additives, this soap naturally and gently removes the dead skin. Penny’s soaps can be purchased at The Clayground, located at 7 E Main Street, Suite #7B.    


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