Monthly Archives: March 2013

2nd batches of soap and lotion

I cut the second batch of soap today and it looks much better than the first, no cracks and it wasn’t so soft. We will see how it ages.             Here are both batches in … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

It has been a few days since I have had the time and energy to get online. We have been struggling with getting my Mother in Law settled in a nursing home. Sometimes it feels like loosing myself in chickens … Continue reading

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Shepherds Pie and Sunshine

I made a Shepherds pie from the leftover lamb shanks from http://emancipationacres.com/ yesterday. The meat was so dark and lovely and turned into a wonderful pie. The girls were out enjoying the sunshine and 30+degree temps (FINALLY!!) and really appreciated the … Continue reading

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Happy ?Spring?

It is 9 degrees outside right now, this is decidedly NOT spring.  While we didn’t have a particularly hard winter, by this time it is just long, really long.  Steve and I both have cabin fever and this morning when … Continue reading

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Somewhat successful soap and lotion

We cut the soap today, I think we rushed it though, it was a bit soft still. Now to let it cure for 3-4 weeks. We are going to try another batch next week. It cracked along the top overnight … Continue reading

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The kitchen is still standing and no injuries.

Successful soap making!  We were obnoxiously pleased with ourselves and it was a lot of fun. We made a simple olive oil, coconut oil and shea butter soap and scented it with lavender essential oil.  It looks gorgeous!  OK maybe you … Continue reading

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Snow day/Soap Day

Wednesday is the first day of spring, technically. We are supposed to have a high of 19 here in Madison, hardly spring-like, and it is currently snowing like January out there. The chickens, after their treat of last nights left … Continue reading

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