Ten of us learned to follow an ancient formula of (Lye + Water) + Fats = Soap + Glycerin. The smell of lavender oil was a m a z i n g !
We each left with one pound of soap, which we cut into bars two days later. Now, the bars will air dry for 4 - 6 weeks . . . just in time for gift giving.
Thank you, Melissa!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Marcelo, Gabriela, Linda H, Els, Susan, Laura and Iris met for a final time this fall. We put some chopped leaves on the beds, removed the final tomato cages, and generally finished the fall clean up.
We found another praying mantis! Some discussion and googling occurred to determine if they are or are not beneficial insects. It seems they are bc they eat many insects but that can also be a problem because they are apparently indiscriminate and sometimes eat other beneficial insects. This one did not seem at all rattled by all of us clustering around and pointing at it.
Lots of talk of next year. A few last photos for now. . . .signing off till the spring!
If you are interested in a plot for next season, please contact Marcello at firstname.lastname@example.org