Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Laundry Soap

From this:

To this:
To this:
And finish with this:
Now I have Lavender scented laundry detergent. Anyone want to come use my washtubs and do your laundry?
Another busy day at the homestead. Made 8 more pints of blueberry jam along with blueberry muffins. Made some broccoli cornbread and it is soooooo yummy! Moved everything off the front and back porch so it is ready for the guy to pressure wash the house and start painting. Have a HUGE pot of homestead stew cooking getting ready to can. Part of my Christmas presents this year will be home canned goods, homemade soap and laundry detergent, home baked breads, and homemade jams and jellies. So I have lots to do before the garden and fruits get taken by cold weather. Someone ask about blueberries still being in. I was surprised that a neighbor still had blueberries but her bushes are loaded to the ground with them. We had a late cold spell is all I can think of that made them late coming in. They are usually gone by middle of July here. Now I really must run as I have to feed the animals and gather the eggs...... Count those Blessings as God is in Heaven and all is right at the homestead.

17 comments:

novaks8 said...

I love you Peggy but NO.

I cant even get my laundry done with SUper Sized washer and dryer!

maybe we have too many clothes?

Tammy said...

broccoli cornbread sounds nummy!!
:-D

momxtwo said...

I think I will stick with my Kenmore.

Oh how I love Blueberry jam. I am getting hungry again.

Blessings

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

brocolli cornbread. I love both so I bet I would love it a lot!! I bought some more blueberries today at the store. Every time I see them at the store I grab them up bring them home and at least get them into the freezer. I love them frozen on my cereal in the morning. Yummy!!

miss*R said...

Peggy, I don't want to come use your washboard but can I send my laundry to you? hee, hee x0
you need to open a farm stay bed and breakfast - like city slickers ha! get those city folk down on the farm!
broccoli cornbread hmm never tasted it.

dolly said...

well i for one would like to receive one of those christmas gifts...you know you should start a basket business, it would fly out(just to add another job to your life!!)
dollx

Kali said...

Hello my friend...you certainly are one busy little bee!
Always a joy to visit and catch up with your happenings.
The washing powder looks really good...I like looking at the packaging you have in the USA...so different from ours.
Hooroo for now...hugs, Kali xx

Daisy Lupin said...

Your lavender laundry detergent looks fantastic and obviously smells wonderful. That whole post makes me so jealous, it sounds like the ideal life, but, of course, I know that is the upside, there must be plenty of days when life is harder, but let me dwell on this posting and dream, you have certainly made my day.

Mama Koch said...

Thanks for the offer, but I'll stick to my front-loading one. There's things that my guys get into that I really don't want my hands scrubbing out!

Donna said...

I just made my lavendar scented laundry soap today too! One batch lasts me about two months.

K. said...

Could you post sometime the steps to just how you make the laundry soap? I'm liking that idea!

HomemakerAng said...

would you do my muddy laundry as seen on my blog ?

Rosa said...

Is it zote that is pink? You shoudl sell that stuff! You know I'd buy it. Anything with lavender is a seller to me!!! You exhaust me Peg! How on earth do you do it all. Geesh!

plainandsimple said...

What a great post! I'm making elderberry cordial at them moment and when the blackberries come blackberry jam. I've bought some fancy gingham lids for my jam jars so I can give the jam away as presents this year. I love making preserves from stuff in the wild (I'm a cheapskate !lol!). This is the first year I've grown blueberries - not even enough for a muffin so far!

Amy said...

I just came over here from plainandsimple's blog. A few weeks ago I started making my own laundry detergent as well. Looks like we're using the same recipe! I love it, though I haven't tried scenting it with essential oils. I love the idea, but am not sure if it would irritate our sensitivity to fragrance.

Revee said...

I love your tubs and ringer! I have a ringer on my Christmas wish list - it's been there for about three years. LOL. I love your laundry detergent - lavendar is such a pretty smell for laundry. Thanks for posting to my blog - it's nice to know there are other hand-laundry people out there. :)

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