Category Archives: Soap & Lotions

Our first fair!

I finished, almost, the set up for our first fair today. We are vending at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest next weekend. I am nervous no one will want my stuff and excited to see what people think. Here is … Continue reading

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Still Here

Gardening, bunnies, bees, cooking, baking, farm work.  There you go, 2 months summed up.  The gardens, with the exception of my tomatoes are doing really well, especially the beans.  Everything in my hedgerow is producing except the gooseberries, not a … Continue reading

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Garlic bread and lotion

The bread turned out well. Not perfect, I need to tweek it a bit to get a higher rise, but I was happy it worked as well as it did. I used James Beard’s French Bread recipe from Beard on … Continue reading

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Cooking Challenge Recipe #3

First an update on how that rabbit recipe turned out. It was marvelous! Possibly had a bit to do with the fact that it was fresh rabbit but it was good. Served with baked potato which messed with the 14th … Continue reading

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Winter’s End

It looks like winter had finally broken, we have had several days in the 40’s and the snow is almost all gone.  Today is supposed to be in the 60’s, so far it is still in the 30’s but the … Continue reading

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New soap experiment

Yesterday was another soap day. I made another batch of Chef’s soap, tweaked the recipe a bit though as I thought the last batch was a bit soft. I rendered some tallow last year and it has been sitting in … Continue reading

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Say Hello to George

Eliza, our fairly new doe, was the first rabbit I ever named. I never planned on naming the rabbits as they are food animals but it just happened. I certainly won’t name the kits, that is just asking for trouble, … Continue reading

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