REMEMBERING HESTER – TREASURES IN BOXES-SOAP FINALLY MADE

5 03 2014

HELLO

REMEMBERING HESTER

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Hester passed away last night.  I will miss her so .  A wonderful hen who show me the wonders of life even though it will filled with hardships.  Her disabilities started young when her top beak was cut way to short.  It must have been a painful experience.  She over came it and had to eat and drink differently than other birds.  She loved to be held and her little head would melt into my shoulder.   She realized that the best place to sleep at night was the nesting box and would make sure she was in there before anyone thought of bedtime.  I have one more Golden Comet, Lucy and will never get anymore unless they are rescues.  They are hybrid birds which lay quantities of larger than normal eggs which shortens their lives.  This is not what Mother Nature intended. 

TREASURES IN BOXES

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I am slowly going through boxes of my Dad’s family things.  Inside one box was this guest towel done long ago by a family member.  It could have been done my Aunt Delia who died before I was born.  The delicate embroidery has faded over the years.  I love the  crocheted GUEST that separate the towels.

SOAP FINALLY MADE

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Well the soap is done and is cooling under a blanket but it was not done without incident.  Some lye splashed on my face which made it necessary for an emergency Eye Doctor’s visit.    David took me down and everything is okay but I will have to get a new pair of safety glasses, my old ones are shot.  I hope the Calendula batch comes out as that is when it happened and I had to leave it and rinse my face.  I also made the Lime/Basil gardeners soap.  It has ground up corn in it to scrub the dirt away.  I love the smell and the last batch I made sold out.  I hope to make 100 bars of that.

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you had a lovely day.   Carole


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10 responses

5 03 2014
pattigail

I am so sorry to hear about Hester. At least she got to be queen of the kitchen for a time. I know you will miss her.

5 03 2014
wspines

She did love her spot in the kitchen. Thanks Patti

5 03 2014
Rita Kay

Sorry for to hear about Hester and also about your eye injury. Glad everything is alright. Love the tea towel

5 03 2014
wspines

Thank you for your kind words. My eye is fine, I will surely miss Hester. I hope the winter has been okay for you.
Love
Carole

5 03 2014
Eliza Waters

Sorry about losing Hester, she seemed quite special. I hope your face is okay, sounds scary. Makes it kinda expensive soap 😉

5 03 2014
wspines

Thank you for your kind words about Hester, she was indeed special. I have been making soap for the past 15 years and this is the first time anything like that happened. I am going to get better safety glasses.

5 03 2014
tasteofbelvoir

Sorry to read about Hester…I hope your eye is not too sore. Your soap making activities sound lovely….I would certainly buy some from you if I lived nearby. Have a good day…

5 03 2014
wspines

Thanks for your kind thoughts about Hester, My eye is doing well. I do love making soap and its a gentle mild soap. The soap has cooled and there is still a hint of lemon and lime in the kitchen. I wish we lived closer too.

5 03 2014
Patricia Smith

Can only second what the comment in front of mine said: Hester was someone I followed on your blog. You enabled a good life for her. Soo happy your eyes are ok. Safety glasses are so good and necessary. Love, Pat S

6 03 2014
wspines

Thank you so much for your kind comments, she will be missed. Off to Home Depot to get some new safety glasses tomorrow. My best to You and Lorne.
Love
Carole

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