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Our beautiful, hand-crafted wool mattresses are one of a kind and always made with love. Completely breathable and temperature regulating, our wool bed will keep you in your comfort zone all year round no matter what the season.
Our wool mattress provides excellent support and will help to relieve body aches and pains including arthritis and fibromyalgia.
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Summer Fresh Recipes
Raw Key Lime Pie
This recipe is fun to make, incredibly delicious, and healthy too! It's an absolute joy to eat! For the best results use organic ingredients whenever possible. Also, it is best to make this dessert the day before you want to serve it. It takes about a day to fully set so that the pie stays together in pretty slices.
Keep in mind that this recipe takes a bit more preparation and time than other pies that you may be used to making. But, it is well worth the effort!
Try this recipe and see if you agree with me that there is nothing else I would rather make or eat to fulfill my sweet tooth.
Make one 9 inch Pie
For the Crust
1 1/4 cups macadamia nuts
1 1/4 cups pecans
Scant 1/4 cup well packed, finely chopped dates (medjool are the best)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
In the bowl of your food processor fitted with the "S" blade, process pecans, macadamia nuts, vanilla and salt until crumbly. Continue processing while adding small amounts of chopped dates until crust sticks together. Press crust into greased (with raw unscented coconut butter) 9 inch pie pan.
For the Filling
3/4 cup lime juice
7 1/2 ounces avocado
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut milk ( Freshly made - see below)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lecithin
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon raw unscented coconut butter
Blend all ingredients except the lecithin and coconut better until smooth (this is best done in a vita mix, though a food processor or blender should work well). Add lecithin and coconut butter, blending until well mixed together. Pour into prepared crust and set in the fridge/freezer until firm. The meringue can be added after about an hour.
Topping ~ Live Meringue
3/4 ounce Irish Moss seaweed (soaked in water for 8 hours)
1/2 cup water
1 cup coconut milk (see below)
1/2 cup coconut meat (this is the meat that is inside of the young raw coconut)
1/2 cup soaked cashews
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons lecithin
1/2 cup coconut butter
Blend the soaked Irish moss and water until smooth and thick. Make sure to rinse the Irish moss first, then soak for 8 to 24 hours and then rinse again before using). Add coconut milk, coconut meat, cashews, agave, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Blend until smooth. Add lecithin and coconut butter until well blended together. Pour into a wide, shallow pan and set in fridge for up to 3 hours. When set or firm, you can add this to the top of the key lime pie as thick as you would like.
Let the pie continue to set in the fridge for up to 24 hours before serving. The longer it sets, the firmed the pie will be, making it much easier to slice and serve.
How to make your own Raw Coconut Milk
You will need young, live coconuts for this which can be purchased at most health food stores. Most commonly they come from Thailand.
First, you will crack up the coconut using a large, sharp cleaver or heavy chef's knife. Click Here
to see how to open a coconut properly.
Once you have the coconut open, you will want to pour the liquid out into a measuring cup. Next, you will scrape all the meat out of the inside with a heavy spoon. Make sure to remove all hard pieces of the shell, etc. Now, you will blend the liquid and the meat together in a vita mix or blender until smooth and well incorporated. This is fresh, raw coconut milk!
These items may not be available where you are or you may not be familiar with some of these ingredients. Below are links to where you can order them online.
Have fun and enjoy eating raw and healthy treats!
Other Recipes for Fresh Summer Eating
Have fun preparing and eating healthy, delicious foods that do the body good! Keep in mind, the best ingredient in any recipe is always LOVE!
Shepherd's Dream LLC
It's Summer Time...
...And the sleeping is easy.
One of the greatest qualities that wool has to offer is that it keeps you cool in the summer! I know it is hard to imagine that wool could keep you cool, but amazingly, wool regulates your temperature no matter what season it is in order to keep you comfortable. It is a miracle!
Wool bedding is ideal to take with you camping, as well. It's so comfortable to sleep on a thin air mat with a travel bed, travel mate or felt on top! A bit luxurious for camping, but why not sleep great when your out in nature too?!
Through August 13th you can save 15% and free shipping on our baby bedding, travel bedding and pet beds! We are also offering free shipping on our All Wool Mattresses.
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Save 15% and Free Shipping on all Travel Bedding, Baby Bedding, and Pet Beds
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We are happy to offer a sale on different products throughout the year so that you can add new products to your collection of pure wool bedding. We have a product for nearly every use that will bring comfort and rest to you and your loved ones!
During this time of the year, a lot of people are taking vacations and away from home on fun adventures. We all love to get away from home and to see new places and things, but most of us prefer to sleep in our own bed. We are here to help! With our travel bedding, you can take the comfort of home with you no matter where you go! Try a Travel Pillow, a Travel Bed, a Travel Mate or a comforter to add ease to your travel experience.
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While some of us may be
out traveling, others may be
staying at home to raise their precious babies. It is of utmost importance to create a pure sleep haven for your baby. Considering how sensitive and susceptible to toxins our little babies are, it is crucial to make sure their sleep environment is pure and clean. Our wool bedding is not only made of chemical free materials, but it will also help to calm and soothe your baby to support deeper and more restful sleep.
Save 15% and free shipping
on all our wool baby bedding including crib mattresses, mattress protectors, Puddle Pads, crib comforters, and comforter covers!
For many of us, our pets are like our children. They are an important and essential part of the family. We often feed them the best food we can find, take them on beautiful walks every day and want them to enjoy great sleep at night. Our Wooly Paws Pet Beds are the purest, coziest pet bed you could dream of for your furry friends. Made purely of Premium Eco Wool and organic cotton, our pet beds will calm and nurture your loving pets day and night! If you have a problem with keeping your pets out of your wool bed, it may be time to invest in their own wool bed!
Order your new pet bed today and receive 15% off and free shipping!
We are grateful to have the most beautiful wool source we could dream of...
...Our Premium Eco Wool, provided by the Woolgatherer Carding Mill in Montague, CA, comes from sheep who graze upon the beautiful, green pastures of Oregon, California, Washington and Montana. This wool blend is a combination of about 7 different types of wool including Corridale, Cheviot, Columbia and Dorset.
Our growers are currently completing their shearing season for the year. This is when all of the thousands of sheep are given hair cuts! This process is kind and cruelty free, This is definitely one of the busiest times of the year for our growers aside from lambing season.
Usually, our growers will hire professional shearers many of whom come from New Zealand to complete this time consuming project.
Our growers choose the perfect time of the year to shear depending upon the obnoxious weeds that grow in their pastures. It is important to shear the sheep before the prickly weeds dry up and are more likely to get stuck in the fleeces. On the Oregon coast (where the majority of our wool comes from), the middle of July is the perfect time to shear. This timing is a large part of what contributes to the cleanliness of our Premium Eco Wool. In addition, right after shearing, the wool is placed on skirting tables at which point all the dirty areas of the fleece are removed from the rest of the wool.
We are excited this year to hear that the Woolgatherer Carding Mill is purchasing the Roseburg wool pool, which has a reputation of being the nicest batch of wool in the Country! This is great news for us and for you.
Once the Woolgatherer Carding Mill gathers all
180,000 pounds of grease wool
(wool fleece before washed), they send it all off to Texas, where the wool is washed in a large scouring plant. This is the only large scale wool washing facility left in the country and they do an excellent job at cleaning the wool well while fulfilling our requirements of using an all natural, organic detergent. Basically, the wool gets stirred through 6 different bowls of 180 degree water until it comes out nice and clean. This year, our Premium Eco Wool blend is going to be double scoured which will create an even cleaner, scent-free wool! This will naturally result in an even cleaner, healthier bedding product.
After being washed, the compressed bales of wool are shipped back to the Woolgatherer Carding Mill, in Montague, where the wool is run through a unique series of machines that comb and fluff the wool and remove much of the remaining vegetable matter. First the compressed wool is run through a "picker" machine which pulls the compressed wool apart and blows it through a chamber in order to re-fluff the wool. After "picking," the wool moves through 3 complex drum carders that comb the wool repeatedly. The carders loosen and comb out plant matter as well as short and weak fibers. The de-tangled wool is eventually brushed into thin sheets with all fibers aligned in one direction. Finally, the "lapper" layers the thin sheets of wool until they reach the desired thickness and width of the perfect batting.
This is the story of our beautiful Premium Eco Wool batting, we use to create our wool beds and bedding! We are so grateful to this source for this clean, high quality wool!
Fact: It takes approximately 7 wool fleeces to make one of our Queen size 5" Premium Wool Mattresses
Sarah Sunshine on Debra Lynn Dadd's Toxic Free Radio Show
| |The "Queen of Green", Debra Lynn Dadd, has recently started a new radio show that can be heard on most devices nearly anywhere in the world! Debra has been sleeping on our wool bed for quite a long time; you can read her story here: Debra's Natural Bed
. She is a huge fan of Shepherd's Dream and loves to promote us in any way she can. Therefore, she asked if we would like to be on her radio talk show, of course, we accepted.
The show will be streaming live on Tuesday, August 6th at This Link
. The show will also be archived on Debra's website, Click Here.
If you are not familiar with Debra's work, Check out her Website to see what she has to share. She is awesome!
Storing and Moving Your Wool Bedding
How to store your bedding safely during the Summer months
Many of our customers call and ask how to store their wool bedding during the summer months or how to travel with it. This is a good question and one that is important in order to keep your wool bedding in good condition for decades.
Wool Bedding ~ Most of our wool bedding can be stored either in a cedar chest or closet, or sealed in plastic. The most important thing when it comes to successfully storing your wool bedding is to be sure that the product is clean and well protected from moths. When your bedding is being used regularly, moths are not an issue, but when stored in the dark, it is important for the packaging to be fully sealed so moths can't get to the wool. Cedar naturally repels moths, as well as essential oils and herbs such as Lavender, Patchouli, Oregano and Palo Santo. If you do happen to have an issue with moths in your home, here is some advice on naturally getting rid of moths, click here . Place your bedding in a breathable bag to protect it while traveling.
Wool Mattresses ~ Ideally, our wool mattress would be cleaned and sanitized then stored flat, wrapped with a breathable covering and out of direct light. For long-term storage you can protect your mattress by storing it in a plastic mattress bag . You can also pick up mattress bags at most U Haul locations. If you do not have space to store your mattress flat, we would suggest rolling the mattress up loosely and tie it with the ties that came with your mattress. You can then use large garbage bags to protect the mattress. For any size larger than a Single/Twin, you will need 2 bags, one on each end. We recommend to double bag your mattress for additional protection. It is best to then seal the bags with packaging tape so that it will be protected from moths and other pests. You can order biodegradable garbage bags on Amazon, click here. Remember to get a friend to help you carry it.
With proper care, your wool bedding can last for several decades.
New Customer Testimonials
We love hearing from our happy customers, it brings us great inspiration to continue making our wonderful products! We hope to hear your experience next!
Hello Shepherd's Dream Ladies!
I'm so excited to be purchasing this comforter. I have a Jantz comforter I bought back around 1990 in Portland, OR. I have loved this comforter SO much. It's perfect in the winter and summer both. Alas, when I hung it out in the fresh air last weekend, I noticed that I could see through the comforter in several places. Also the cover has some stains from over the years.
It's time for me to have a new one. I am so excited to find you online and glad to know these lovely comforters are still being made. I'm hoping this will be the same excellent quality as the Jantz.
I ordered 5 pounds of you craft wool back in March and on the invoice, it said "we would love to see a photo of your dolls." So here is 2 pix of one Waldorf doll I just made and stuffed with your craft wool (which I totally love)!!!! The link to my website is also below so you can see other dolls if you'd like.
Thanks for making a great product and providing excellent service!
I received my items and am loving them. I enjoyed the hand-drawn illustration on the shipping plastic so much that I felt guilty cutting it.
When I lived in Paris, there was a little bakery I used to go to everyday. I got to know the lady behind the counter in time. One day I told her how much I enjoyed everything they baked. She said everything tasted so amazing because her husband baked everything with love.
It's nice to see businesses that care, and put love into what they do. Thank you for being one of those few. We certainly sleep better on our mattresses, knowing you cared.
[My cat] Rosebud loves all Shepherd's Dream products but her favorite is the wool batting. She has to be supervised when playing or she will eat it!!
Her love affair with your wool started a few years ago when she was just a kitten.
It is said that cats sometimes crave wool if they're missing something in their diet, like fiber. Rosebud gets plenty of fiber and vitamins! In her case, I think it is the lanolin and purity of your wool that she
To the right, Rosebud is seen in her winter bed that Janine made of scrap cotton and craft wool purchased from your company. That is one comfortable cat!
It is our greatest wish that your summer will be filled with adventure, laughter, love and joy! May we get the most of each day as it comes, living in the moment.
Thank you for your support...you are truly an inspiration to all of us! Sweet Dreams!
With Love from
No double discounts offered. Customer credit is not accepted on discounted items. Referral credit will not be offered on discounted orders. Sale only offered on orders placed from August 2nd through August 13th, 2013. Custom orders are excluded from the sale. Free shipping is only valid within the contiguous United States..