I just checked and cut the soap. I realized, last night after it was too late, that I put an extra ounce of goat's milk and an extra ounce of green tea into the recipe. It's a little softer than it should be and I'm a little concerned for how the soap is going to turn out. But it's up on the soap racks, curing. We will have to wait and see. I might make a plain batch of goat milk and honey soap today. I realized that this batch of soap is the first batch we'll have made with entirely our own goat's milk and our own honey. We are getting somewhere...slowly!!
I made a batch of dried garlic from the garlic harvest:
I was going to dry most of the garlic in the basket...but it takes a long time to peel and cut garlic, so I think I will be drying garlic in batches. I put the dried garlic in a salt grinder and use it on just about everything, especially popcorn (which, since I am off butter for another week, will make my air popped popcorn just that much better!).
I am taking in the goat supplies from the barn and cleaning those up. I cleaned up the goat wormer jars, scoops, grooming supplies, and smaller tubs yesterday and inventoried all of our supplies (and placed replacement orders). Today, I am cleaning up the Goat First Aid Kit, which I probably should have brought into the house when the freezing temps started, but oops, I didn't. Next, I am going to clean up all the birthing towels and put them into a kitty litter tub to keep the dust out...the cardboard box just isn't working well...of course, there's probably a really happy mouse or two living in the towels that I am going to disturb. And then I'll work on the kidding kit (hmmm, kidding?). When it's warmer, the barn is going to get a good cleaning and reorganizing. It's a mess...mostly chickens...some us.
I got an update on Mary, and Samson, and Franklin. Mary and Franklin were in a live creche, and Franklin stole the show, falling asleep in a shepherd's arms. Mary was (hopefully) successfully bred in November, and they are hoping for late March/early April babies. Yay!!!
And Bree is still alive. I am hoping to check Chalice and Dionysus tonight.