Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Yet again it has been ages since my last post. I have actually got some soap made, I did A Turkish Mocha, same as last time with a gradient colour, except I didn't leave any unscented soap out to top it off with and of course the fragrance coloured the soap, but it still looks great. I took a few bars to the last farmers market, just to fill out the table. I had a couple of bars of the last batch left so I thought I would be safe by having these fresh bars there. Not to be, the old bars sold and then most of the fresh ones did too I did tell the lady who bought them that she would have to let them sit for a few weeks and she was fine with that because they were for Christmas presents any way. I also made some soap with amber fragrant oil, I am not really sure what amber is supposed to smell like, but I love the fragrance in this soap. I coloured half of it with gold mica and left the other half plain, but the fragrance discoloured and seemed to engulf the mica, but the scraps of mix that I poured into individual molds came out a really nice gold colour.

But apart from that I have been keeping busy milking the cows and starting our garden. I have got our carrots, tomatoes, zucchinis, onions, beetroot and radishes all planted. I have been busy weeding the garlic, I am spending a bit of time worrying about the garlic as it has spent so much time water logged, and then the weeds came up. so I am hoping that we will at least get enough from the crop to keep us in garlic for the next year and have enough to plant again in the autumn. Still have to plant the potatoes, corn, eggplant, chilli, capsicum, beans and peas, and what ever else I see in the nursery that I feel like growing.

So in between all this there has not been much time for blogging, or taking photos. I can hear a collective sigh of relief from here. But I will be posting photos of the soaps soon. I know I have been hinting about our latest big project, but I am going to keep hinting. It is getting closer to completion. But with the garden needing to be in, and all the weeds growing in the paddocks our weed spraying business is getting busy, so project time is very limited. However we now have a dead line, so soon I will be doing a full post on it.
 I couldn't help my self, here is a sneak peek.

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