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-Mama Cass xoxo
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Mama Cass: Shop Owner/Published Author
Homestead Instagram: @howlingwindshomestead
Author Instagram: @author.c.k.haworth
Herbalist 13+ years
Pastry & Magic Maker
Professional Story Writer
Lover of all things black
Glen: Co-Owner/Ax wizard
Partner in crime
Lover of all things craftsman
(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 home on a few neglected acres in March 2020, and are building our homesteading life together in the rural woods, 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 dirt, do mind the plants, please pet the dogs.
Winter 2023/24 updates
Well it's cold as heck, and we could not be more pleased! Final harvests and canning are done, and winter prep is never ending, bring on the snow! We love it!
It is with great enthusiasm, that I (Cass) announce, that the apothecary side of the shop (soaps, salves, oils etc.) will be permanently shut down on December 10th 2023.
It sounds sad, but it's not.
I have cried many tears of joy over the past six years for the people I have helped with skin issues, the comforted children, the benefit auctions I was able to donate too etc... and a part of me is aching a bit, but it is finally time to move in the direction I had always intended to go, and for that I am truly excited.
I started making soap to help with my own skin issues, made magic I knew could help others, and started this business to help support my family, it was deeply necessary and still is, it's just changing. We are not rich, not even close... My herbalism was never meant to be monetized, it is a personal passion I study to help our family and friends, but it helped make this business flourish and I will always be grateful for it, but here's the truth of it...
I never wanted to be a soap maker.
So now that we have established ourselves these past almost 4 years in our small town, and have connected with local shops, farms, families and such, it is time to do what I had always wanted since we moved to New England, (besides the lifelong dream of being a published author, which is amazing!) and that is to grow flowers, herbs and bake homemade goods to serve my local community and grow with them. This is a passion my twins also share and are excited to enter the business with us.
Perhaps someday we'll expand to ship our chocolate yummies, but that really isn't the plan, so no promises. I really want to focus on this place I love so much.
Howling Winds Homestead will still be in business; we have merch coming out next year, more books being published every year (which includes, besides the fiction novels: an easy to use herbalist book for the everyday herbalist and a homemade recipe book) and of course, new listings for our local customers coming soon for our new offerings, but the soap shop has run her course, and that energy is now moving into where my heart lies.
I will forever be grateful for my return customers and the small business friends I've made, but this fresh new direction I have long been preparing for in our years since setting down roots, is calling too loud to ignore any longer.
It is time.
We are very excited, nervous and all the feels for these new steps and our coming growth!
Glen and his Axe work isn't going anywhere, so don't worry. We encourage you to follow along and stick with Cass' account as that side of our business transitions, because of course, the recipe/DIY posts, local market booths and more will be posted as it grows, and we are grateful to share it with you.
Hope you all are safe and happy. Stay warm and stay safe! We appreciate you so much. xoxo
-Cassandra and the HWH family
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