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    Soaping on Schedule

    Boy, for one crazy minute there while pondering how to get done everything that needs doing this year, I decided to give up on soap-making. That was scary! I am so enamored with hand-milling olive oil soap, it made me kindof bummed that it was gone. Soap takes about a month to fully dry and cure though, so I have to plan out my soaping schedule in advance to make sure it gets fit in. And I can only make so much, so I have to limit my choice of blends. the definites for this year are: Rose, with Rose petals,¬†Marshmallow root, and Geranium essential oil Lavender, with Lavender flowers,…

  • In the Herb Garden

    Planting Seeds and Dreams

    Cold cold cold! I’m not really a fan of Winter, but can appreciate the crispy clear air and the exquisiteness of frost patterns on cold frame glass. Don’t get to see that everyday! But honestly, I’d rather be inside curled up with a blanket, cup of tea, and pile of seed catalogs dreaming about next year’s garden (bound to be a cat on my lap in this scenario, too- bonus!). Pouring over the descriptions and pictures of all the different herbs and vegetables in the catalogs is endlessly entertaining. I have a list of what we grew last year, a list of what we want to grow again and what…