Imagine my surprise to stumble onto a farm that specializes on goatsmilk soap named Anole Nook Farm. I contacted the proprietor, Hannah Shumaker, who kindly explained:
“I named my farm/business after counting 27 anoles sunning themselves on the front of my house one morning. I’ve since moved, and while my current farm is not quite as much of an anole haven as the first, I still see them regularly. I’m a North Carolina native and have always been fond of the little fellows. I’m still keeping an eye out for the elusive blue anole.
My business is locally/sustainably grown soaps. I use the goatsmilk from my farm and locally grown ingredients in my soaps. Right now that’s sheep or beef tallow, rapeseed oil, honey, and local botanical additives. Here are links to a little page about my business and my poorly maintained facebook page.
That’s me and my anole connection, in a nutshell. Anoles are awesome!”