Go the way of the Goat

Grateful for You!


We LOVE the holidays because we can step out of our everyday “race,” to truly enjoy time spent with family. From Thanksgiving until New Year’s, we would like you to join us in an attempt to slow down and be grateful for your loved ones.


 Every now and then we get the opportunity to celebrate thanksgiving at my cousin’s home. As all of our family members continue to age, we realize that it is important to get together when we can.

We are thankful for our family, friends, and loyal customers. Without all of you our dream of having a business would not be possible.

As we continue down our path we want to always remember the people that always believed in us.

 We are thankful for you! Yeah you! Thank you for taking the time to read this and showing us love. We want to continue making quality products that everyone can enjoy.

From our family to yours we wish you all a great thanksgiving holiday and blessed Christmas season. May it be filled with food, family, and laughter. Take a moment of the day to slow down and remember that we all need to enjoy life and make amazing memories.

Remember to give thanks for your family and friends…

xoxo From the Basilwood Team


Jeremy Cordero... Marketing Intern

We would like to welcome our newest member of the team, Jeremy, who is a business student with an emphasis in Marketing. He will be an intern here at Basilwood for the semester and we are happy to have him on board. We know that he will add some great ideas to the mix as we take on new projects.


What is your main goal as our intern this semester?

My main goal for this semester as the marketing intern is to LEARN. There is so much opportunity to grow in this field with a small business. I know that it is my job to help with the marketing and show others that this business is the real deal. Jill has many great ideas and I am here to help add to those ideas. If there is one thing I am good at it is always having an idea to throw into the mix. I enjoy bringing new thoughts to the conversation and hopefully some of those ideas work out this semester.


How would you describe a regular day here at the farm?


A regular day at the farm for me is working in the soap roam along with the rest of the team. I love all the fresh scents that the soap roam provides for my nose. It is hard to explain but I will try so here we go…. It reminds me of a summer morning waking up to the sun in my room

and the fresh scent of flowers blooming outside the door.

I hope you all can smell it as you read that last sentence. If not, then I suggest you come on down for a visit. You will love the smell of the soap roam I promise. As I am working on SEO or talking about ideas with Jill there is always a good vibe in the soap roam. It is also great working along the “CIO” who is Max.

He is a great kid and he is entertaining to see run around the farm and the soap roam.  Also when I drive up to the farm I love how the goats are always there to greet me.


What would you like to get out of this internship here at Basilwood?


I would love to just add a different perspective to the conversation because everyone has different ideas which is a good thing when discussing a marketing plan. I want to learn as much as I can because I know that when I graduate it will be my time to show my skills. If there is anything new I can learn I am up for the task.

I know that I am not a marketing genius yet but this is my first step to taking my journey towards becoming something great. I have this funny dream that I am destined for something great and that all these obstacles right now are just a test for me. I am ready to help here at Basilwood Farm and I hope to do my best! This business is great and I am just happy to be a part of the team this semester.


As Jeremy takes on these new projects we have for him we know that he will give it his best. This is the beginning of his journey and we wish him the best as he continues to grow.

Photo Credit: Mariano Friginal Photography (the really good shots), Nicole Kent (the other good shots) & Jill Spruance ;-)

The Members of the CIO Team here in Basilwood...

All of us have people who inspire us, who believe in us beyond what we believe in for ourselves and who stand in the sidelines cheering us on as we continue along the path of life.   Here are a few of those very special family members and creatures that do that for us here in Basilwood...

M.o.m. (Thanks, Mariano Friginal, for taking this picture!!)

This guy... 

These two :-)

Red dog...

Our girls...

And the rest of the Team...