So What is Cold Process Soap, Anyway?

So what is Cold Process Soap, anyway? Cold process soap is made the old fashioned way with oils, water, and lye. It is a very exact science. Too much lye, and your soap is dangerous, too little, and you've got an ooey gooey mess. All the heat of this reaction is...

Tap My Trees Starter Kit Product Review

Tap My Trees starter kit with aluminum buckets - Product Review   As the snow recedes and the birds return from warmer climates, all begin to yearn for spring, and there is no better way to welcome the coming of spring than to make maple syrup.  Heading into the...

Alligator Skin (Dry skin Do’s and Don’ts)

Dry skin is a fact of life for most of us at some point. Hormones, age, weather, daily habits, and diet can all affect the integrity of our skin, but there are some easy steps we can take to protect our largest organ.   Avoid synthetic detergents like the plague!...

Wintertime on the Bee Farm

There's nothing quite as exciting as the first snowfall of winter.  Snowpants, mittens and scarves previously relegated to the back of the basement get to reclaim their momentary glory. Kitchens are stocked with hot chocolate, marshmallows, and copious amounts of...