Saturday, July 3, 2010
my neworn baby is ten !!!
And just like that ten years passed. Yesterday i held her in my arms and suddenly realised what i was put on this earth to do and today I watch on as my ten year old confidently sails through life independant and beautiful. Happy birthday Georgeous! (I found these photos on the camera when i went to download some blog photos. Sometimes there are alsorts of crazy photos awaiting!)
HOMESTEADING IN THE KITCHEN:
It is that time of the year again. The time of the year when overwhelming urges to make soap overwhelm me. This soap below is my absolute favourite and you can find the recipe at this blog (Also a super simple life blog!)
but first I got a self sustaining type book out of the lirary and following the instructions made some castille saop (awful photo..it doesnt look THAT bad!) i am still waiting for it to set properly.
If this fails I will be repurposing it into another soap. And I havent finished yet I still want to make some more of Rhondas delicious soap.
For years now i have been trying to buy Borax. no one sells it around here. Then I wandered into the new into the new Bin Inn shop and there it was..49cents a KG. I was ecstastic. Now I could finally make some clothes wash!!!
I visited this site and printed off the instructions, only half reading them as I did so to ensure I had all the ingrediants on heand (i did) Unfortunately the printer page got a bit screwed up but other than afew words missing I could read the general instructions. I did have this little voice going off in my head telling me to check the website again, ut i chose to ignore that..until I had made two batches. Then I read that to each batch i needed to add 5 litres of hot water before pouring into containers. I had made two atches so with great effort I had to try to remix the water
evenly in some even type fashion into the mix. Now I have a thickish mix, but I am proud to say I have used it this morning on two washes and it melted into the wash leaving no residue or gluck, and it was a cold wash..so i have abandoned my fears!! I made SUCH a lot on so little of the actual ingrediants.Its amazing. When clothes wash is so cheap at times i had wondered if price wise (not eco wise) it was worth it, ut it is sooo worth it. I could make bathces and batches and batches on the stuff I have left over. I feel very pioneer woman about this!!
ON THE URBAN FARM:
The plants are continuing to slowly grow. I have had to use derris dust and cover some of them in tin can cloches ecasue some sneaky ugs have een having a bit. I have heaps of Bok choi!
Yesterday we had threee eggs after days of unbroken five egg clutches and I thought Uh Oh here we go, ut today there is five eggs again. My beautiful hens!
I have finished the main part of my sheep wallhanging..Hurray. Now it is the school holidays i can spend lots of late nights sewing by the fire....bliss!!