Tag Archives: soap making

New Soaps

8 Nov

I’m still making soaps for Christmas.  Since they have to cure for three weeks, it’s important to get them done as quickly as I can.  All of the soaps on this shelf (except the bottom left) are batches that I just made.  I already shared the fresh mango.  There’s also almond biscotti and Zanzibar spice.

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Here is Rain.

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This one is violet.

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I’m getting there!

Friday’s Hunt v2.1

1 Jul

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I can’t believe we’ve made it through our first round of the alphabet.  I’m excited to begin our second round! It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with B, Week’s Favorite, and patriotic.  It might be fun to see how many flags for different states/countries we can get (but you don’t have to because I’m all about letting people interpret things however they want).  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with A:  My avian babies are doing well.  We still have two of the four younger goslings.  I’m not sure what happened to the other two.  They were always a bit slower and not as lively as the two that are left.

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The two big ones are doing well; although, they’ve reached an awkward stage.  It’s made more obvious by the lack of feathers yet.  June was so hot (until the last few days) that they hadn’t even started growing feathers yet.

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My other avian baby is the peachick from last summer.  This one has suddenly starting looking a lot more like daddy than mom.  My peachick is now a peacock, which means I need to find a new home for him.

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Week’s Favorite:  I got to spend time working in the soap room this week!  It was a lot of fun.  I restocked my supply of lip balm.  I got to use the nifty little holder that my dad made for me.

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I also tried something new this week.  I finally made the leap and made liquid soap!

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It did take a little longer than I thought it would, so I had to get up at one in the morning to turn my crock pot off, but I think it turned out quite well! It certainly bubbles.

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Soon, I should have it ready to take to the farmer’s market and have it for my open farm on Saturday mornings.  It will also become the base for shampoo!

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Macro:  I have a hard time with true macro, but here are some close ups of the flowers I’ve seen in my pasture.

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Now it’s your turn!

In the Soap Room

10 Apr

(Good)  I finally got to spend time in the soap room this weekend and actually use it!  I made both candles and soaps.

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Making candles was no big deal.  Granted, I was out of practice, but it didn’t take long to get back in the swing of things.

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I tried some new candles!

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I really like how they turned out.

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(Random)  Soap was another story.  Who knew that microwaves will interfere with your digital scales?  I didn’t.  I do have a batch of soap that I will have to personally test before I can sell it.  Just saying.

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I also made a new kind of soap, smoky patchouli.

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I am also getting the idea that my soap room might not be big enough.

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(Lots of fun!)  For now, I’m enjoying it!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for next week are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m linking to The Good. The Random. The Fun, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, I Heart Macro, Ruby Tuesday 2,  and Mosaic Monday.