Soap and Sheep milk
Well Mom and Dad got home from Waco yesterday from Mom taking a soap class. She made goat milk soap and a herbal soap, and some kind of spearmint goodness that I am smelling right now. It smells amazing. I think one has all kinds of oils in it including coconut oil, olive oil and even oatmeal! She is cutting them right now and the room smells sooo good. She has to cure them for six weeks, but has some that is ready to use right now. She has to cure them to let the lye calm down. She is supposed to be wearing gloves in this picture but remembers later.
This is her mold that she bought there at Homestead Heritage. It is homemade at the Wood Shop where Dad takes his classes.
This is my sheep milk!!!! I milked Charlotte this morning. And she must trust me much more, because she let down a lot more milk today. She was wild as a fox when we got her, and now she is gentle and lets you pet her a bunch. She is a food hog, so that helps. If you bring her treats, you are her best friend.
This is the Hymnal that the Sustaires bought for me. It is a Sacred Harp Hymnal, and they attended a Annual Sacred Harp Singing this weekend and enjoyed it very much. I enjoy music and especially Hymns, so this is a very special thing to me. I already have two other Hymnals that I enjoy very very much. They are Baptist Hymnals, and one is pretty old. I bought it for fifty cents at a Antique store. What a steal!!
Well, I have to go water our garden, so
Until Next Time,