Monday, December 09, 2013
Soap Making Day
Last week I rendered 10 lbs of beef fat, and today I made soap with it. I think I have been making good old fashioned lye soap for about 20 years now, so its not a big deal, except for the time. Stirring the soap for 30 minutes after all the preparations to get to that point, makes it a time consuming project, especially while keeping the stove feed while the soup is cooking on top, which required a couple trips to the wood pile on the back porch. Thankful that my dear husband keeps about half a cord on the back porch all winter, so no need for me to head out to the wood shed every day. Its a good feeling having the soap made. Smells good too. Scented with orange oil and just a tiny tiny bit of cinnamon oil and clove oil. They are hard on the sensitive skin if you use much. Its been a nice day, lots accomplished and yet, I never had the feeling of being pressed for time. Just the way I like my days !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...