While we were there this time, after seeing a Facebook page called "Our Half Acre Homestead" I decided that I too would attempt to make my own laundry gel for the first time. I will give most things a trial and if successful adopt them to our regular household routine, and if not forget it and move on.
I grated 2 bars of Sunlight soap on the coarse grater side.
I then put about 4 cups of cold water and the grated soap into a large heavy based old saucepan and melted the soap on low heat while constantly stirring.
I also made the suggested fabric softener, with 1 litre white vinegar,1 litre water, 2 capfuls of Glycerine, and about 20 drops of lavender 100% essential oil. It smells wonderful and so does my clothes and washing machine and every thing is nice and soft. Brilliant.
We had a great night and the kids had such fun with the sparklers, they were mesmerized by them . They also had toasted marshmallows for the first time, but they decided they liked them cold better..
Each time we are up the farm if there has been rain we pump the water out of the tank that collects off the house roof up to another larger tank on the hill so that it can gravity feed back down into the house.
After I had Pressure canned a load of carrots, I had reserved the peelings and dehydrated them and powdered it to use later in the sausages and meatball mix, along with the other dehydrated powders I do instead of flour.
We will make it fox proof and include a coop in it so that the chickens can spend part of the year in there to help with pest and weed control.Hubby will get onto building it when he fully finishes the main run and coop.
So...until next time,