28 04 2015



Another nice spring day today.  The robins are out digging for worms and the CHipmunks are busy making new tunnels and collecting food.  Lots of people don’t like them, I have had a fondness for them since I was a child.  So I enjoy their antics.


Yesterday I made a double batch of Calendula soap.  I have three more different kinds of soap to make, Oatmeal, Summer Rose,  and the Basil/Lime gardening soap.  The making of soap is a time-consuming process.  Just setting up take about 45 minutes.





 I started yesterday at 7:30 and finished cleaning up after 1.   It has cooled off overnight and cutting it is the next step, then it will sit and cure for 3 weeks or more.  

I am hoping to sell some on my Facebook page this year.


I have raked up and seeded part of the chicken yard in front.  Now all we need is some good rain which is supposed to come at the end of the week.


I still have manure to get rid of in spite of giving 2 truck loads away.  I will be cleaning the barn during the weekend but there won’t be too much then.

 I want to get the chickens in the house out soon but there is a big clean up from the fallen tree and I need to move some fencing.  I think that I will plan on doing that this coming weekend when the temps are suppose to go to about 70.   


Whenever in Claire, Ireland Cindy and I always went to Doolin Pottery.  The cottage and shop was old  and well taken care of, and samples of the pottery that was available was put out on the old stone wall.  One year we went there and someone else was living there we were so disappointed and found out that she had moved to Australia.  I love this sweet little wall vase and have it in my bathroom always filled with flowers.


Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole




2 responses

29 04 2015
Sharon -

I love handmade soap but have never got around to trying to make it. It always appears to be something that you need to buy too much to get started for the small amount I would be likely to make. Sharon x

29 04 2015

It is true the initial investment is high. I was lucky a friend had been making soap for 4 or 5 years and was sick of doing it and gave me her recipe and all the equipment. This year another friend gave me some more equipment and 50 pounds of coconut oil. Monday was the first time I tried her molds, cutter and emersion blender. WOW what a difference it all made. Soap making will be easier for me now. I have been making soap on and off for the past 12 years. Its a nice addition to the other things I sell.

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