It’s been awhile but I am finally getting back to all those good ol’ homesteading skills that were suspended.
Since we are awash in radishes, I am wanting to make another batch of kimchi but waiting on some cabbage from a local Freedom Farmer
In the meantime, there’s lots of other projects to do – building another bee hive, plantings, harvesting and much more.
At the last Freedom Gardens Swap N Meet last month, we were given some goats milk from a local FGer. Thanks Theresa! I’ve always wanted to make goats milk soap and now I was able to thanks to Theresa generous goats. BTW if you haven’t joined Freedom Gardens then you are missing out. We are closing in on 4,400 members and growing by the day!
(In case you are wondering our goats haven’t been breed so aren’t producing milk just yet)
OK, moving onto the sudsy details.
Soap making is easy but you just have to be careful because you are handling lye. I like to steal Justin’s very matter of fact saying when he comes to explaining how he makes biodiesel (very, very similar to soap making) “it’s safe if you aren’t stupid.” Guy’s, they put explanations so simply. LOL
Anyhow, this was my first time making soap with goats milk. I like simple soap recipes – with no frills or huge list of ingredients. So this simple Lavender Goat’s Milk Soap recipe caught my eye. I had all the ingredients and made a batch yesterday.
After all the mixing, tracing, pouring into molds I use the handy Food Pantrie trays to cure the soap bars.
Since I still have my soap making equipment out, I’ll whip up another batch today. There’s a warning about soap making and it’s usually about handling/using lye well, I have my own – “warning soap making is addicting!”
Theresa, hopefully by this months FG Swap N Meet (mark your calenders it’s on May 24) you’ll get a bar of soap!
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