One of my jobs is soapmaking. This is actually a paying gig, and it also gives me another outlet for creativity. I can come up with new fragrances, colors, designs, types—I made a shampoo bar for myself a few weeks ago that I am looking forward to trying. I make soap to sell (on-line and at local farmers markets), but also for myself. I love an all-natural bar of soap that I can use and give as a gift.
During one of the recent snow days, the children were all playing at a cousin’s house, so I took a few hours to go make soap. The “soap shed” is at the top of a long steep drive, so I parked the truck at the bottom and walked up.
The really fun part about that day was getting back to the truck. I brought a sled up with me, so I had a long, fast sled down to the bottom.