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Owned and operated by Rebecca McNeill, Certified Herbologist

174 Sandy Ridge Rd.
Eros, LA 71238
(318) 249-4887
ldyherbs@northeastnet.net

"He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herbs for the service of man; that he may bring forth food out of the earth." {Psalm 104:14}

Rebecca McNeill has had a life-long fascination with herbs. This could be an influence of her Irish and American Indian heritage, or it could be the result of learning to "make do or do without." Either way, she has pursued her interest and learned how to use the plants the Creator blessed us with. In 2000, she completed her course of hands-on study through Herbal Healer Academy to become a Certified Herbologist. She is continuing her studies today, working to earn her Naturopathic Doctor degree.


image copyright 2003, Kimberly Ridgeway

image copyright 2003, Kimberly Ridgeway

Here, you can see Rebecca conferring with one of her main assistants, "Little Bit." This girl is the source for the goat's milk used in our soap. A 100% Nubian, she is a prolific producer on her first freshening. She is currently expecting with her second freshening, due in late March, and will return to work then. Her current hiatus from milk production has allowed her to establish her territory, and she is eagerly looking for the day when we acquire more assistants who she will be able to boss around.

UPDATE!

4-1-04: We are pleased and proud to announce the birth of two fine young bucks to "Little Bit" earlier this week. She has returned to work from her maternity leave and is producing an excellent grade of milk. Here you can see her and her sons "Chocolate Chip" and "Cookie" visiting with the boss. From some recent comments, this may be an accurate picture of how Rebecca is feeling (headless)!

image copyright 2003, Michael McNeill

image copyright 2003, Michael McNeill

We would also like to welcome "Butterfly" to our staff. She is a relative of "Little Bit"'s and shows great promise of following in the family footsteps of milk production. She is currently undergoing her orientation period and is expected to kid in the very near future. We are still looking to "hire" milkers as we expand our staff, so watch this space for new herd-members.

Here you can see the newest member of our staff meeting with our Apprentice Herbalist, Keera. Keera joined our staff in 2000 while Rebecca was completing her course of study. This naturally caused a short hiatus as she was integrated into the structure of the company and learned her duties (starting with "sleeping all night so Momma can read" and "move about on her own" which was rapidly followed by "stay out of Momma's herb cabinet"!). Our Apprentice is an enthusiastic helper in all our activities and is certain to grow and go far.


image copyright 2003, Michael McNeill