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ducklings!

ducklings!

This link is the slideshow is part of an incredible exhibit Laurie Schneider has put together, which will be in the Eco-Experience Building at the MN State Fair this year! I am so honored to have had Laurie choose my farm as one of three she followed through this season. She’s quite an amazing photographer. Thank you Laurie!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFeor11Ve2

feta-----cut into slabs to air dry for a couple days

feta-----cut into slabs to air dry for a couple days

homemade pizza with feta, eggplant, onions- I'm drooling!

homemade pizza with feta, eggplant, onions- I'm drooling!

three ducklings hatched from my lady ducks

three ducklings hatched from my lady ducks

5 comments

  • Hi Khaiti,
    I just recently took your soap class and I have made 4 batches of soap but I have a question, all I smell is lye and a faint smell of the essenttail oil, I used a full ounce as it says in the directions. So my question is, does the lye smell get weaker as it cures and the oil smell and organic matter smells comes out more or should I add more oil to the next batches I make? Oh, and I have another question, I know you said not to use cayenne pepper, but what about chili powder? What are your thoughs?
    Thank You,
    Janet

  • Janet- you are SUCH a go-getter!!!! 4 BATCHES!!?? I am So very impressed, and keep up the good work. you can use up to 2 oz of essential oil in each batch, if you’re wanting a stronger scent. I tend to like less strong smells, so 1 oz or less works best for my soap. Yes, the lye smell will dissapate as the soaps cure. The first couple days it is very strong, as the chemical reaction is still taking place. You’ll notice next week the lovely smells coming through, but remember the bars seal up as they cure, so won’t smell as nice until they are being lathered up and used (by your sister! won’t she be jealous over all your soap making!!) I think chili powder should be yummy, and not dangerous as long as it is not spicy chili powder. I am so curious about the chocolate milk mocha soap you wanted to make….how did that work out for you? Thanks for being in touch, Khaiti

  • Thank You Khaiti for getting back to me so quick. The mocha ,chocmilk one was the one i made first. It ia absolutely gorgeous. It is the color of chocolate milk and the cocoa and coffee grounds kinda balled up in little chunks and then as it sent they did the kinda explosion thing, looks AWESOME! As the stuff sits and cures the lye smell is going away, when i walk past the room I have it in it is starting to smell wonderful. I just recevied my shippment from the sage.com and got an email from the lye guy and that stuff will be here wednessday, I’m so excited and having a blast making soap. Thank you Again, Janet
    P.S. My sister is so jealous and wants me to teach her how to make soap now!!!

  • what a success story you are Janet!, this really makes my night to read! keep in touch, and if you can send me pictures, I’d love to see them!

  • The ducklings are TOO cute!!!!! The homemade pizza looks DELICIOUS!!!!!

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