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Happenings in the Soap Room

8 May

The Good.  I have still been busy working on inventory for the soap room.  Of course, people keep buying things, so I never get ahead.  That’s a good thing!  I am still making candles.

Nag Champa

Nag Champa

I have some new fragrances too.

Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

French Vanilla

French Vanilla

My next new fragrance…

violet

violet

The Random.  Attached to the soap room, is the milk room.  I finally got this thing put in the wall.

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I put a leash and collar on there.

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Then I sneakily invite a goat in to snack on some corn, but it’s a trap!  I am working hard on getting caught up trimming hooves.  It’s much easier to do it in the soap room because I don’t have three wethers and Minnie rubbing their faces on my butt while I’m working on a goat, and Reva isn’t there trying to beat someone up while I have them tied and helpless.

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The Fun.  It’s easy to get the goats to check out the milk room because I think Clover has been telling them that she gets to go in and eat corn while I milk her.  Whenever she hears me, she’s ready to come in and be milked, whether it’s time or not.

Clover ew

Clover

I am getting more milk from her than I can keep up with.  I still have full freezers from last year since I don’t have any real bottle kids.

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I’ve frozen a lot in cubes for making soap.  I really need to buy another freezer.

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I tried making yogurt, but my culture was old and didn’t work, so I have new culture ordered and scheduled to arrive Wednesday.  I might be living off yogurt then.  I also have ordered more bottles to put my lotion in, and they are supposed to arrive Monday.  In the meantime, I found a new use for my extra goat milk.

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It would be a shame to let it go to waste.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, I have the items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun., Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, and Shadow Shot Sunday.

Good. Random. Fun. Weekend

1 May

The Good:  Sunshine!  After so many rainy days this week and rain all day yesterday and today, I finally saw a bit of sunshine this evening.

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Of course, it’s supposed to warm up and be sunny all week when I’m at work.

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At least the days are longer, so I can hopefully get some stuff done in the evenings.

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The Random:  My sister stopped by today and gave me a cup and saucer.  I think it’s an adorable set.

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The Fun:  Today, I made three batches of soap because I almost ran out over the weekend.  Now they just need to cure for three weeks.

Heavenly Honeysuckle, Lilac, and Nag Champa

Heavenly Honeysuckle, Lilac, and Nag Champa

I also made my first batch of insect repellent lotion bars.  I almost want bug season to be here so I can try it.

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Almost.

I do hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The list for this week is at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun., Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday and Ruby Tuesday.

Blossoms and Stuff

24 Apr

My trees are still blooming and beautiful!

crabapple blossom

crabapple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

SOOC apple blossom

crabapple blossom

crabapple blossom

apple blossom

apple blossom

SOOC cherry blossom

SOOC cherry blossom

The dandelions are out in their full beauty too.

Dandelion

Dandelion

Today was a bit windy.  André’s ears and wattles were both blowing in the wind.

SOOC André

SOOC André

I made labels for my lotion.  It’s not perfect, but I can live with it.

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Meg is the featured goat.  lotion label_5779ews

I played with the image below to make it look more like a drawing.

SOOC Meg

SOOC Meg

I also have my labels done for the Smoky Patchouli soap, which is a new fragrance.  It’s been busy around here, but in a good way!

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I do hope you’ll consider coming back next weekend to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for next week are listed at the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing with SOOC Sunday, Macro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, and The Good. The Random. The Fun.