I just chatted about my resolution #1 (here), "Just come".
I've been collecting stuff for resolution #2. (Which my resolutions have nothing to do with New Year's. Just when my brain is ready to think about one more thing. Right now I'm working on four new resolutions, so far that is).
Resolution #2: Soapmaking.
Never done it before.
I've been collecting for the last few weeks. Collecting buttermilk in the freezer (I throw in the towel...we cannot use it all to eat! I've been gifting but I want to figure out how we can use it for different things in our own family). Also collecting supplies. I'm pretty stoked about my treasures so far. A gift certificate for the book, a few dollars here and a couple quarters there for some supplies. I love the pot and the vintage molds best I think. I ordered lye and am trying to figure out what else I need.
Any experience out there? Hints would be good! Recipes appreciated! Encouragement may be needed! I can learn this craft, right?! The most overwhelming part is finding all the stuff I need without spending hundreds of dollars (which would totally be possible if buying new).
I have no deadline in getting the ball rolling, but sometime before summer would be nice to get started. Might take me that long to collect all the thrifted stuff I need to get the job done. Which is okay, as this homesteading thing is a process I've been committed to for over a decade now. Learning the homesteading art is definitely at crockpot speech, not microwave speed, for sure.