Vickie W

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How I Refined My Beeswax

How I Refined My Beeswax

How to make big shower size bars of soap from left over slivers or those hotel/motel baby soaps you get for free!

Make new soap from old. Here is how to take old soap slivers or free soap you pick up at the motels/hotels to make large, bath sized bars of soap! No lye and no curing necessary

Making soap from turkey fat and hamburger grease!  Really!!

Making soap from turkey fat and hamburger grease!

How I made soap with lard and olive oil.

Lard and Olive Oil Soap-- perfect for the massive hunk of lard I have in my freezer from the pig we had butchered.

Rebatching Soap.  Make new soap from old.  Here is how to take old soap slivers or free soap you pick up at the motels/hotels to make large, bath sized bars of soap!  No lye and no curing necessary

Make new soap from old. Here is how to take old soap slivers or free soap you pick up at the motels/hotels to make large, bath sized bars of soap! No lye and no curing necessary

My first soaps using lard and olive oil!

Lard and Olive Oil Soap-- perfect for the massive hunk of lard I have in my freezer from the pig we had butchered.

Honey Bee waterer - fits a 5 gallon bucket and floats on the water so the bees can drink without drowning.

Honey Bee waterer - fits a 5 gallon bucket and floats on the water so the bees can drink without drowning. But much simpler to just put a stick in the bucket of water, or rocks in a bird bath . so the bees can climb out.

Chinese plum sauce - for bbq or dipping.  Delicious!

Our Santa Rosa Plum tree outdid itself this year. I have canned a batch of crockpot plum butter and we have 12 quarts of organic plum juice all put up and ready for the winter. I love plum cobble…

How to render tallow from beef fat, so you can make soap

A few weeks ago I bought about 15 pounds of untrimmed tri-tip roasts. My plan was to trim the fat off the meat and make Beef In Red Wine Sauce – which was fantastic!

Canning Beef cubes in Red Wine Sauce.  So Yummy!

My husband and I will be living in our travel trailer for the next two years while we build our new home, which is a good thing. However, our trailer has a very small refrigerator/ freezer, which …

Preserve the Harvest: Let's Talk Blackberries and Canning Homemade Blackberry Syrup

Spoon homemade canned blackberry syrup over ice cream or use to brighten up a salad dressing. The recipe also works well as a glaze on ham or poultry.