Cutting a couple of soap loaves today.
The black one is a “fisherman’s” soap, scented with herbs and anise. I’m currently calling it Captain Ahab; pretty much it smells like licorice and revenge.
The second is my Three Magi soap, scented with frankincense and myrrh with a gold mica dusting. Smells catholic.
Waiting for soaps to cure is difficult for me. I cure my cold process soaps for at least a month before I package them, and during that time I stare at them a lot. And I smell them and worry that the scent is changing, that it’s getting stronger or weaker, that they looked prettier yesterday, that they are too soft or too hard or too dark or too light…
Good morning world. Just sitting here on Friday morning, sipping coffee, and waiting for hurricane Florence to bring the rain and wind. My storm prep is as done as it can be. My generator got a new fuel filter and although it is many years old, is running like butter. The chain saw has fresh gas and most importantly starts readily. A rear gutter downspout on the House has been….well let’s just call it fixed (sometimes you just have to make it work whatever it is).
Since I last wrote I finished the back stoop rebuild.
I also took Noodles to work with me last Saturday and found he has grown quite a bit. Here he is a several weeks ago.
And now last Saturday.
I hate to break it to him, but I think he may not fit the next time he comes to work.
I went grocery shopping for everyone before the storm arrives.
I leave you today with a photo I took this morning of our bitter melon vine which in this hot, humid weather looks great.
Stay safe to all of you in the path of Flo.
I know. It has been way too long since I last posted. I would say I am going to make a commitment to regular posts, but I know where that leads.
Summer is coming to an end and the homestead needs continuous work. Yesterday I started a project that I’ve been putting off for four years. Replacing the rotting back porch.
And like many project I found if I just start it it goes much more quickly than anticipate. I’ve only done the demolition so far and will have to go get the wood in a few days.
The cats are doing their best to do nothing.
And Noodles went to his first groomers appointment Friday. This is him on the at ride there.
He has up to 30 pounds and the vet thinks he has another 30-40 to go. When not being a pest (really just being a puppy) he is taking the cats lead most of the time.
He made one trip to work at the pharmacy and found his “spot,” not that he will be small enough to fit there for very little long.
Well time to go do some yard work. Exciting new to come though. Stay tuned.