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Tamara Bell
A record of our successes and failures as we strive to become more self sufficient
A record of our successes and failures as we strive to become more self sufficient
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Cafe Mocha Hot Process Soap
Brew coffee triple strength several hours prior to creating batch of soap.  This will be used for the lye.  I like to add cloves into the brewed coffee as it adds a bit of a complex smell later.   SoapCalc © Recipe Name:    New    Print Recipe Total oil wei...
Cafe Mocha Hot Process Soap
Cafe Mocha Hot Process Soap
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Avocado Spearmint Hot Process Soap WITH FINISHED PRODUCT PICTURES
SoapCalc © Recipe Name:    New      Print Recipe Total oil weight 2 lb Water as percent of oil weight 38.00 % Super Fat/Discount 5 % Lye Concentration 27.285 % Water : Lye Ratio 2.6651:1 Sat : Unsat Ratio 39 : 61 Iodine 56 INS 156 Fragrance Ratio 0.5 Fragra...
Avocado Spearmint Hot Process Soap WITH FINISHED PRODUCT PICTURES
Avocado Spearmint Hot Process Soap WITH FINISHED PRODUCT PICTURES
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Avocado Spearmint Hot Process Soap ~~~Stay tuned for final picture!
SoapCalc © Recipe Name:    New      Print Recipe Total oil weight 2 lb Water as percent of oil weight 38.00 % Super Fat/Discount 5 % Lye Concentration 27.285 % Water : Lye Ratio 2.6651:1 Sat : Unsat Ratio 39 : 61 Iodine 56 INS 156 Fragrance Ratio 0.5 Fragra...
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Preparing for 2018
As usual come winter here in North Pole, Alaska we turn inwards and spend time relaxing; learning new skills; reading books; and just as of this past Autumn I started attending college for my certification in Herbal Retail Management with the American Colle...
Preparing for 2018
Preparing for 2018
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This is the day that never ends and it goes on and on my friends......
Today was rabbit day. 23.5 lbs of rabbit harvested today. We have now moved all the babies that were in the temporary grow outs into the nicer grow outs to give them better accommodations. Our team of three (Edward, Nick and I) did great today! Nick did ...
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We DID IT! Its finally built!
A year ago we began to walk our property to figure out what we wanted to do with all of this land.  We've never had so much land to work with, being a military family who has most of our lives lived in military quarters. Once we had dreamed a bit, we starte...
We DID IT! Its finally built!
We DID IT!  Its finally built!
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A few new surprises and a couple of nice bonuses.
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Caring for our small water garden
Never before have I been responsible for caring for a outdoor water garden.  I mean, really, in Military housing, such a thing would be considered to be an extreme luxury so when we moved into our new home and I found myself the owner of a lovely, 1500 gall...
Caring for our small water garden
Caring for our small water garden
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Snow, snow, go away
T-minus 19 days till April 15th.  19 days till our honeybees arrive.  22 days till April 18th, the day we get about 20 to 25 trees removed from the front of our property by BlackHawk Works , a local company that has expertise in taking down trees in tricky ...
Snow, snow, go away
Snow, snow, go away
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