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-Cassandra xoxo is where you will find links to everything!

Cassandra: Shop Owner/Author

Homestead Instagram: @howlingwindshomestead

Herbalist 12+ years

Soap Maker


Kitchen dweller

Cemetery wanderer

Lover of all things black

Outdoor/Wildlife enthusiast

Glen: @howlingwindsaxeandtool (Instagram)

Partner in crime

Ax maker/Craftsman

Tool enthusiast

Garage dweller

Swap Meet Store wanderer

Lover of all things forged

Outdoor/Antique enthusiast

Our Work

Handmade high quality, small batch, sustainable goods. Specializing in natural soaps that work FOR the health of your skin, handmade Ax restoration/customs, and cleavers. Recipe and DIY blogs, and seasonal specials. 

We run a multi acre homestead in the rural woods, organic garden, raise chickens, dogs and teenagers.. with a whole lot of silliness, dry humor and real-life honesty along the way. We love the environment and wilderness life...

You won't find forced aesthetic or manipulating marketing here, but you will find humble, silly souls getting through it, just like you are. One hairbrained idea after the other...

Thank you for growing with us! and Welcome!

(Please see above links for instagrams, and Author links if interested in Cassandra's works of fiction.)


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(in cliff's notes)

Two kids from CA meet at age 10&13. Add some water balloon fights, skateboards, one prom, a rock and roll wedding, 3 kids and a cross country move to CT in 2016, and here we are! After years of struggle/sacrifice, we bought a few acre homestead in March 2020, and are building our best life together, one amazing success and hilarious mishap at a time. 

Kick off your boots and come on in, drinks are in the fridge, goofiness and shenanigans on tap. Don't mind the skulls, do mind the forge. Please pet the dogs.











Spring 2023


Spring is here, and Wilderness Whispers (Mama Cass' contemporary romance novel) is out now! And if you're wanting something more intense, gritty and longer, book one of the vampire series comes out June 1st. See links below for info and TBA titles!

SO... Now it's time for more property clean up (the last owners left us 17 years of land/tree neglect) and continue our pursuit of a producing garden and happy animals. 

True to my nature, I planned to keep my seedlings under control, so naturally I planted way too many, so we'll be chopping up felled trees and making many planter boxes to handle all the happy sprouts begging to be planted. We have some great ideas and are looking forward to the rustic wonderland we're creating, not to mention late nights canning and stocking up, as food preserves are our main goal alongside health.

     After years of sales and feedback, the shoppe is now focused to the items you all like/need the most, give or take some seasonal goods. Less frills, more dedication to the importance.

Our twins have decided to work in the shoppe to save money for their future, eventually hoping to take it over as my writing career continues to blossom. They will be spending their summer learning the recipes and ropes to run the soap shoppe! They are excited for your support as they venture on to be independent and grow! Mama Cass will continue to handle all herbal formulas and the Calendula bar, while overseeing their new instagram (coming soon) for safety reasons, their training, high quality standards, and supporting their new soap ideas.

We'll be posting updates about that as well as homestead growth and recipes. Hope all of your plants grow and produce well for you this season and stay safe! xoxo



In side news:

 Follow the links below for updates, drop dates and the amazing merch coming soon about all things C.K.Haworth novels.  has links to buy books, author newsletter, support the author, and author tiktoks and instargrams to stay up tp date on preorders, drop dates, cover reveals and more (including the goofy nature i intend to always live by.)

-I post herbal information and mini videos of our homestead journey (and make an ass of myself) on my TikTok, give it a follow (@coolhandcass). Currently over 60K enjoying my cheap entertainment.


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