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October This and That

I have a few odds and ends I’ve been wanting to share, so I decided to lump them all together here today. First up – I have several non-hardy plants growing behind the greenhouse. I have a two year old … Continue reading

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It’s Soapmaking Time Again

Last week after Thanksgiving my wife and I stayed inside to avoid all of the Black Friday shopping frenzy and made soap instead. We’ve been making cold-process soaps for almost six years now. Our interest in soaps came about after … Continue reading

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Monday Recap: Getting Saucy

It seems like the last couple of weeks my wife and I have spent a lot of time processing tomatoes. We have made two batches of Homemade Tomato Ketchup, a batch each of Freezer Tomato Sauce and unseasoned Vitamix Tomato … Continue reading

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Monday Recap: A Busy Month

May is usually one of the busiest gardening months for me, with lots of prep work, planting, weeding and mulching to be done. Last week I started seed for the cucurbits that are going in the main garden area. I … Continue reading

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Sunny Calendula Goat’s Milk Soap

This soap features a blend of olive, coconut and castor oils, plus 20% shea butter. Goat’s milk is used for its moisturizing and emollient properties as well as for the smooth and creamy lather. We use a small amount (up … Continue reading

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