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Warrenton, Va 40th Annual Spring Festival

Warrenton, Va 40th Annual Spring Festival

We're very excited to announce that we've been accepted to participate in the 40th Annual Warrenton Spring Festival! Admission to this event is free.  There will be live entertainment, food available for purchase, activities for children, and tons of juried craft demonstrations and displays.  This event attracts artisans and festival goers from all over, so don't miss it, rain or shine! Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00-4:00 on Main Street in historic Warrenton, Va.

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Watery Mountain Values Part III: We Care About the Planet

At Watery Mountain Essentials we care about people, animals, and the planet. This is the last in a three-part series on our company values. Watery Mountain isn’t just our name, it’s where we live.  We burn the wood from our property in our woodstoves for heat, our water come from an on-site well, and everything that goes down our drains ends up in our septic tank and, eventually, our water supply.  Every year we plant a huge, organic garden and preserve much of our harvest to use over the winter.  This isn’t an off-the-grid homestead – we have electricity, satellite...

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Watery Mountain Values Part II: We Care About Animals

At Watery Mountain Essentials we care about people, animals, and the planet. This is the second part in our series about Watery Mountain values. We love animals!  I mean, we really, really love animals.  Doris and Kirk have 8 dogs, 7 cats, and two finches who needed a home.  Lois has a dog and 4 cats.  Plus, at our small farm, we have goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and rabbits.  We happily eat the eggs (duck eggs are especially awesome for baking), but just can’t bring ourselves to serve Jasper the rooster, Iris the hen, or any of their feathered or...

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Watery Mountain Values Part I: We Care About People

At Watery Mountain Essentials we care about people, animals, and the planet.  You’ll find this phrase on most of our products, but what does it mean? Actions speak louder than words, so in this three-part series we’ll take a look at how caring about people, animals, and the planet is a fundamental part of what we do. People are truly our greatest asset, so we’ll start with all of the people who are an important part of our business and our lives. Our suppliers We believe in supporting small business.  With just one exception – the US-based manufacturer of our...

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Natural Bath and Body Products

“Are your products natural?” It seems like a simple question, but the answer is surprisingly complicated.  “Natural” is a marketing term with no actual definition when it comes to bath and body products. No official body in the U.S. regulates the use of the term for cosmetic formulations. So, people can reasonably disagree about what they consider natural when it comes to ingredients. The dictionary.com definition of natural is “existing in or formed by nature.” That’s a good start, but includes many things you wouldn’t want in your shampoo and conditioner. For example, poison ivy and crude oil are both...

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