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 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.

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!


Alix said...

Any names for the new soap yet? Why does every soap you make call to me in my dreams?

Amy said...

Yep, you never know when the power will go out in the country, LOL! When we were in Georgia, the power went out the night we had my niece spend the night at our hotel with us and everyone was freaking out over it but my Mom and I were like you sure don't know where we live, LOL where the power goes out almost every other day around here, hehe and my Mom had her crank flashlight and I had a mag lite and an LCD type light too but we had to go up 3 flights of stairs with an almost 4 year old girl (she's 4 now though since May 11th).

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sometimes things just happen to force us to do something else. That's what I always say.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Alix, no names yet. LOL about the dreams.

Changes in plan...guess it is good to expect them!