Yesterday....I cut up the soap blocks into roughly cut bars. One mould had set really well and the other was still a bit soft. I stamped a few of the bars with a rubber stamp - just for a fiddle and placed them on racks to dry in the pantry over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
They look really creamy and smell very "natural". After this attempt I am definitely hooked and I am already researching what recipe to try for the next batch. I think they would make lovely christmas gifts.
Yesterday..... I picked quite a lot of rhubarb and cooked it up with cinnamon and apples. Today I turned some of it into a crumble and it was delicious served with a dollop of thick cream.
I read that you should only cut a few stems at a time from your rhubarb...woops...I cut most of the stems! I think that it should be okay as I plan to divide the plant and I think it would be beneficial to do this with cut stems. Any one know much about rhubarb?
Yesterday.....I cleaned out the chooks coop and lightly pruned a few fruit trees. We added a pair of Coronation Sussex hens to our brood a few months ago, but they haven't rewarded us with any eggs just yet. I am going to try placing a few "fake" eggs in the nesting boxes...anyone have any other ideas?
I am wishing to add Australorps to our chook family but I am debating about whether to buy day old chicks or 8 week old hens. It would be a great experience for the children to raise some chicks, so I am leaning towards the chicks.
This hen is Hettie.
Yesterday....I sewed up the Amy Butler cat and it just needs stuffing now. The cat overall was quick to complete, instructions were easy to follow and he will make a cute addition to the nursery. I would like to attempt another with a different eyes as I keep looking at these thinking they aren't quite "right"!
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