I mixed and poured my 100th batch of soap this week since I began my 'Udder Nature' journey. My month has been full of the usual restocking plus thinking ahead to the holidays. I've been picking through venues and festivals to sell at too. The Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival is the first one up, it will be October 8th, 9th and 10th in Caro. I'll be there peddling my wares on Friday and Saturday.
On top of the soaping, there's so much more going on! The rest of the gardening to be finished. The goards and pumpkins look great. The potatoes, onions and carrots need to dug up. Three of the kids are in sports, so they have me running every night to practices or games. We're doing some work on our house which I cannot wait to see finished! Hunting season is upon us, time to make room in the freezer. And breeding season is closing in! Time to make sure those does are in tip-top shape. And let's not forget the buck, he looks as awesome as he smells horrible! Line drying laundry is not an option at this point in the year.
But I have had the peaceful return of school give me the time to really mix up those soaps. No one's in the way or in need of a snack right when I'm pouring crucial ingredients, so that's been quite lovely. There's 17 batches of suds ready to go for the month of October to show for it! At 3 pounds a batch, that should be plenty to satisfy the crowds at the fairs! And if it's not then I get to come home and say I sold it all! Well, that would be the goal, of course!