It’s Wash Day

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It’s Wash Day


It's Wash Day!

In many households women used to follow a weekly schedule….thank goodness I don’t have to do that because I would fail completely.  Don’t get me wrong I have friends who still do but I rarely would follow a schedule it just did not work.  This is also what will have me outside at night at 8pm checking on my chickens and the hives with my husband.   My pantry is stocked but I  may not know what I want to eat until the day of.  Speaking of meal schedule’s one of my next blogging topics will be on the monthly menu!  I set it up I know many of you are like what that’s a lot of work….  Well it is and it isn’t I am not a stickler for following the schedule but it does help remind me of what I have available to cook up therefore avoiding the urge to grab take out, thereby saving lots of cash!  Saving money means I can put some money aside to buy a local side of beef.  It’s a win win situation!  Good for me and good for farmers but I will get into that the next time I post.  Sorry for my rambling….Anyway here is my recipe for my homemade laundry detergent.  I always make a double batch and it works great!  I love the way this smells when I wash my sheets and towels and hang them on the line!  This is not very labor intensive once you are organized and it is part of your routine.  Here is what you need a big stainless steel pot, I use a really big one!  a 5 gallon bucket, a grater, a wooden spoon, a funnel, an empty gallon container, a large container with lid to hold soap and I keep an empty laundry soap container too.  Here is the recipe I use!  I got it from this website “The Family Homestead” but I have changed it and tweaked it so you can make it the way I do or the way she does but they both work great!

The big difference between that recipe and mine is that I double the batch completely and I grate 1/3 of a bar of Fels Naptha and instead of doubling that part of the recipe I grate 1/3 of a bar of Octagon.


I wish you a beautiful week….until next time!



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