Anna Long says she found the best job in the world when she went to work as a soap maker at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne County. Using goat's milk from the Orthodox monks' herd, she handcrafts bars of soap. This weekend, she'll be selling items at the Capital City Art & Craft Fair.
Anna Long uses a vegetable peeler to smooth the edges of her bar of soap.
Long makes both liquid and solid soap and said every step is hands on - she stirs liquid soap by hand and cuts the bar soap by hand.
Finished bars of soap are neatly lined on shelves to set.