Friday, March 23, 2012

Canned Baked Beans And Homemade Liquid Soap!

      I guess some people would tell me to get a life, since all I do is stay at home and make stuff! That is my life and I love what I'm doing! I love making homemade ketchup that tastes so much better than store bought! I love making homemade liquid hand soap that saves lots of money and works just as good if not better than the "antibacterial" stuff! I love making homemade yogurt made with local pastured milk, that tastes nothing like the yucky stuff purchased at the store. I love canning dried beans and looking in my pantry and seeing all the shelves full of something I made! Simple. Practical. That's the way I see it! 

      I love going out to the hen house and gathering all of the brown, and occasionally green, eggs. I love searching for my duck egg, that is occasionally found just lying on the ground. She hasn't laid an egg all week and that is unusual for her. I love watching the bees fly in and out of the hive, taking the precious pollen that is eventually turned into honey to feed them. The queen made it into the hive where she is busy doing her thing! We are still feeding them, and will continue until they are better established.

      I don't know what life God would have me to live other than the one He has given me here. My times are in His hands and I trust Him with all that I have, since He gave this to me anyway. Sometimes I think I would like to live in a farm house with lots of land around me. But I don't know if that's what God has planned for us. Until He leads us in that direction, I'm very content to remain here, in the house He gave us. Simple. Practical. That's the way I want to live out the rest of my life on this earth. We are just a vapor, you know.

      As we go about our busy lives, we need to try and not become distracted with what others have. Some people have all the latest technological implements, and everything that they could possibly want. But still, they are not happy! You know why? They haven't put God first in their lives! Yes, It's as simple as taking a few minutes of our very busy lives, to read the Bible and pray. For others. For ourselves. For our families. Just give Him some attention. He's waiting! Have a great weekend! Blessings from Bama!

Liquid hand soap in the making.

Checking to see if the queen was released. Guess which one is hubby?

Everything is looking good!

Is that the queen? No, it' a drone.

Keeping the pressure regulated was harder since it only contained four quarts.

The handmade soap filled up this gallon cider jug.

The lovely beans!



  1. So tell me how you make your liquid hand soap! It looks very interesting! And I only WISH we could have bees here in town--I am sure my rather fussy, older neighbor would flip, of course. LOL. Good to see you over at the Welcoming House--are you on FB as well?

  2. good for you!!! Once I discovered simplicity is an attribute of perspectives changed a whole lot...and for the better!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  3. Good post and points. I too love a simple life. All the same things you listed in your post - sounds like me. I was thinking yesterday, that some people wait to give God what they have left. "I will pray after I do this...or that... or I will read my bible someday..." God deserves the best we have not the rest. Blessings from Ringle Wisconsin.

  4. Hi! I followed you here from the Welcome Home blog. I have not made the liquid hand soap but have made the laundry soap. I will have to put on my list to try the hand soap. Thanks. I love to garden and just recently started a blog. Nancy


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