|End of the Season Fig Jam|
I made another batch of soap yesterday and as far as I can tell it was a beautiful success. I have decided I am going to go into the soap making business. I am going to be talking to some local businesses about placing my soaps in their stores on a "consignment" type deal. There are several places that I have in mind both here in Little Big Town and also in the next town over. When we were in Tulsa a few weeks ago I saw a small display of homemade lye soap at this little grocery/butcher shop for sale. That's when the idea just sort of "clicked".
I feel really good about this and hope to be able to make a part-time go of it soon. Of Course the soap has to cure for 3-4 weeks before it will be ready. The first batch should be ready to go in another week or so. So I have a little time to make up a few sample baskets and all. I've decided to offer it here on this blog as well. So stay tuned for Homemade Soaps coming your way soon!
I am really starting to see the increase in food prices in the last couple of weeks. It is a bit unnerving to me. My friend Shelly ( who writes for the Ohio Prepper's Network ) and I were talking about it again last night. She is an avid coupon-aholic and very good at it. She has been trying to "educate" me about some of the ways she saves money. She actually found a couple of sites for me here in Oklahoma that look like they are going to help me save some of those precious dollars. She has got me excited about this! I can see where I really might be able to save a noticeable amount of money and we all know that I am cheap....errr...frugal I mean. I am hoping to get her to do a guest post about some of the tips and tricks that she uses to feed her rather large family.
I am happy to report that I have officially finished my first identifiable knitting project! Yep, you can actually tell what this one is! I'm really starting to enjoy it too. My next project ( which I have already started ) is a matching scarf. And then who knows where that will lead.
Someday it might actually lead to a pair of hand-knitted socks! I don't see it in the near future but ..
~~Hey... I'm Just Sayin...~~