In June 2013 we gifted the Lavender Lotion Bar and Lavender & Calendula w/Neem Bar Soap to actress Stephanie Drapeau - how exciting and honored we were to receive this tweet from her!
Butter Duck Farms began when my 8 year old daughter came home from school with head lice!
We had no warning, and I was completely shocked, felt angry, frustrated
and violated! The store brands were not working for us, and they were
so harsh they took off my nail polish. I became obsessed with finding
another way to take care of our problem. I formulated our No More Lice Treatment, and when my daughter came to me with the news that she was still
itching for the third time, we tried it, and it worked!
That was the beginning. Our product line has now grown to include handmade soaps, body butters, lotion bars, lip balms and
more. They are all made from scratch, using wholesome, natural and organic ingredients. We make them in small batches to ensure quality, and have been amazed at the results!
Kim & Ana - August 2011
the original Butter Duck
People often ask us "How did you come up with the name?" My
daughter Ana has always had an obsession with ducks, so when she was
three, we got some as pets. A few years later, I met Neal, a neighbor
(and now my husband) who had two chickens. It was unheard of for either
one of us to have these kinds of pets in our neighborhood, and I
realized that it, among many other things, was a sign that we were meant
to be together. That first Easter, instead of our usual "butter lamb",
I hand carved a "butter duck" and left it on Neal's front porch. The
famous Butter Duck was the ice breaker for us, and the beginning of our
We are excited to share our products with you, and hope that you love them as much as we do!
Herbal Salves & Sticks
Our parents can often be found helping out at local craft shows and farmers markets!
"The Moms" Neal's mom Laverne (L) and my mom Loretta (R) at the Odeum Spring Show 2012
"The Dads" My dad Ron (L) and Neal's dad Mel (R) at the Bolingbrook Farmers Market Summer 2012
2013 Show Schedule
MCHS Craft Fair & Bake Sale Minooka High School Saturday February 23 9-3Stagg HS March 23-24 Palos Hills Bingo Event for TLC Animal Shelter Friday April 5th 6:00 Strike & Spare Lockport Relay for Life Friday April 19th Little Joe’s in New Lenox Springtide Craft Show Saturday April 20th, 9-3 Romeoville Rec Center Earth Aid Hidden Oaks Nature Center Saturday April 20th 11-3 Kid’s Expo/Vendor Fair Sunday, April 21st, 11-3 Bolingbrook Park District (BRAC) Environmental Fair for Cabot Microelectronics employees Thursday May 9 Beads, Bangles & Baubles Show Cantigny Park Wheaton Saturday May 11th 10-4 Bolingbrook Promenade Farmer’s Market Thursday afternoons June 6th - August 1st 3-9 August 8th - October 3rd 3-8 Antioch’s Summer Bazaar Arts & Crafts Faire June 15th 10-5 June 16th 10-4 Hickory Hills Street Fair Sunday, June 30th, 10-7 Goebberts Farm Pink Day Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center 40 W. Higgins Road South Barrington Downtown LaGrange Arts & Craft Fair July 13-14 Frankfort Fall Festival August 31 - September 2
Antioch’s Fall Arts & Crafts Faire September 7th 10-5 September 8th 10-4 Harvest Pow Wow Naper Settlement September 21 11am - 10pm September 22 11-5
Reavis High School - Burbank September 28, 9-3 Romeoville Autumn Colors Craft Show October 5 Cantigny Fall FestivalCantigny Park - Wheaton October 12 Burgoo Festival October 13 Plainfield High SchoolOctober 26 9-4October 27 10-3 St. Mary Immaculate School - PlainfieldNovember 2 Lockport Christmas Crossroads Lockport High School November 23rd - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm November 24th - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Heritage Craft Faire Alleluia Lutheran Church Saturday December 7th
Me, Neal & Ana on our wedding day - October 2008
Before Butter Duck Farms, sewing was my full time job ~ creating and altering custom made formal wear, costumes, memory quilts and recycled jean purses. Now I have to divide my time, but am really enjoying both! To read more about my sewing and what life was like before Butter Duck Farms, check out my website: www.kimbiske.com
Photo Gallery - Ana & Her Ducks
Ana & Sunshine - 2008
Ana with Baby, Baby & Baby (AKA: Baby, Gary & Ferdinand) April 2005
Ana & Ferdinand - 2005
Ana with Ferdinand, Gary & Baby - Summer 2005
Sunshine & Baby - September 2008
NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS! All Butter Duck Farms products are tested by our family and friends.
we do offer our testimonials, we do not intend to diagnose or treat any
medical conditions. Please consult your doctor for advice on the use
of essential oils, and DO NOT use essential oils if you are pregnant or
nursing without first consulting your doctor. We list ingredients in
each product, please check before using for possible allergies and be
sure to test products on skin (or linens) in small area first. If
irritation occurs, discontinue use. Not
responsible for injury or damages. All products and images Copyright Butter Duck Farms. All rights reserved.