I was determined to make oodles of goat milk soap today, and I got the job done (a little later). Right before I started the 3rd batch the power went out again. So, the husband and I headed to town to get a much needed garden rake and a few flowers. I always get the red, purple and white petunias for the front porch.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Goat Milk Soap Making In The Shop Today
Power outages are definitely challenges to any of us, and it is truly a challenge to me on the farm.
Yesterday evening the power went out right before I brought the girls into the barn. I waited 20 minutes and then...I hand milked the 9 girls. Needless to say, my carpel tunnel syndrome is doing double duty today. But I am surviving. I really do enjoy milking, and wish I could do it by hand each and every day.
I was able to resume soap making later in the afternoon.
I made a soap today that smells wonderful, grassy, with a touch of juniper berry. I love it. So far, so good!
I am running behind again...scooting down to the barn. Oh, by the way, we ran into the power truck down the road on our return home, my husband had to tease them, "Are we going to lose power tomorrow too?" Nope...the switch has been repaired.
Have a good evening!