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December 11, 2018

A Slice of My Life

Winter egg.
Most of my hens are resting for the winter,
but I'm getting about one egg a day. More than one hen
is laying though because occasionally it's a speckled egg.
(The speckles are hard to see, but yes, this is a speckled egg.
They show up better when the eggs are washed, which I
don't do unless they're, um, really dirty.)


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December 10, 2018

How and Why to Use a Lye Calculator for Soap Making

Lye calculator for soapmaking

If you've read any of my soapmaking posts, you'll remember that I told you to use a lye calculator with any new soap recipe to find out how much sodium hydroxide (lye) you need to use. I thought I'd give you a quick guide on how to use one.

December 9, 2018

Silver Sunday

And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver... Psalm 12:6 NIV

I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

- my "new" barn coat that keeps me warm in the coldest weather
- December birthdays
- new pictures of our grandchildren
- Christmas cards
- mysterious packages 
Silver Sunday

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:6-7 KJV


December 6, 2018