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Meet Our Family

Hey there, friend!  I am Betsy Gundersen, one of the driving forces behind Golden Autumn Farstead.  I love creating beautiful and skin friendly products for customers with problem skin.  I hope you find something that will work for you, but if not, please reach out and see how I can customize something to suit your specific needs.

My family and I live in the Ozarks of Missouri where we raise our beloved alpacas, dairy cows and poultry.  We harvest many types of herbs and botanicals on our farm that find their way into many of our products either as herbs and teas, colorants, infused into honey or olive oils to boost skin loving properties, and process beef and turkey for purchase.  We have been attending the Buffalo Farmer's Market on Tuesdays from 2-6 this year and would love to meet you there anytime!

My primary love is creating and designing soaps that are both beautiful and practical.  I love designing them, creating them, packaging and sending them to customers who love them so much!  If you order a custom creation from me, you will get 1:1 attention in designing your perfect recipe, design - including fragrance and colors, and any other details you need, such as labels, soap stamps, soap sculptures and/or soap piping.  As an added bonus, every soap is created with a song and a prayer for it's recipient to help it provide you with an extra blessing!

Check out some of the steps in my process:

                  Cutting bars                                   Bevelling bar edges                         Heat shrinking bar wraps

My husband and oldest son care for the dairy and are the primary processors of beef and turkey on the farm.  My daughters and I also process fiber from our alpacas and wool from a local shepherdess to spin yarn, crochet or weave final products to share with you, as well as plans to begin providing sourdough baked goods to our product lines.  Our youngest son has become interested in leatherworking, and we have been adding some of those products as well. 

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