Thursday, June 26, 2014
Yesterday I cranked out 4 batches of different Sheep Milk hand made soaps... All made with hand rendered lard from our heritage breed American Guinea Hogs... Which makes the most gentle soaps! I love making soaps like this...
Monday, June 23, 2014
It's hot In TN! Humid... So humid... But the work doesn't stop because it's uncomfortable. We've been doing lots of garden work and I'm seeing my first green beans forming!
Things are going really well with the Muscovy reboot and we are enjoying their crazy good eggs everyday now and growing up several extra males for food this fall.
Took time on a rainy day to get some sheep cheese made... Mexican chilli Cotija! Looks so good in the cave.... Needs 3 weeks to cure.
More garden work today....and hopefully time to spin a little yarn!
Friday, June 6, 2014
My girl Annie has such a nice fleece to work with... this is a 10 month growth. Its so easy to spin into any weight yarn really.. but I thought why not 'lockspin' it! See what happens....Plyed with a serger thread and antique silver beads I think it turned out sooooo pretty!!!!! Love this art yarn...
Thats the big problem with finding good healthy dairy stock... so many are raised in an unnatural , unhealthy way from the beginning....
They need a good start!
and I'm counting my many many blessings...despite being so tired I can barely keep my eyes open at 9pm!
I used to be such a night owl....
Y'all have a blessed weekend.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
So all the chickens are gone but hateful little ol' Bubbles... It's bitter sweet... I will miss the chickens but ducks work out so much better on our homestead and make much better sense for our subsistence type lifestyle goals.. Esp. The muscovies!