Soap Season Has Begun!
Soapmaking used to be a scary thing, and taxing on my nerves. I was scared of the lye, of the fumes, and worried about following directions (I am horrible at following directions). But I learned the "Jenna Way" to make soap and the results are beautiful. I got a recipe down that takes 10-20 minutes from milk to pouring into molds that I use on the farm. This means time isn't the factor in their creation - just the ingredients are. But local soap making shops here sell bulk oils and fats so I might be able to sell a couple hundred bars this milking season and have gifts covered for the coming holidays of Autumn into Winter.