Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day Nov 11

In Flander's Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flander's fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, tho poppies grow
In Flander's fields.

Liet. -Col. John McCrae

We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for their country. The meaning of their sacrifice rests with our collective national consciousness; our future is their monument.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Soap Soap And Yes its Soap

I've been making soap for several year . I have some recipes that I use all the time and I love the way they work out!
Tada! This is years batch so far !!!

So far I have 12 lbs cut into bar that have some very yummy scents --
Coconut Almond Crunch
( Yes it smells as good as it sounds!!)
Honey Oatmeal Vanilla
( smells like brown sugar cookies :) )
Green Tea and Mint
( what a fabulous combination!)
Sandalwood Silk Surprise
( this is an amazing bar, great for the skin!)
Strawberry Swirl
( Smells like a strawberry milkshake !!!)

I have some pictures of part of the process.
Note the *HIGH TECH* cutting tool
and the sophisticated method of getting the exact size of bars ;)

That's it from by the hills!