In the beginning…

I am starting this blog to chronicle moving from renting a house in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to buying a house with acreage 30 minutes outside Madison, Wisconsin. My fiance, Joel, and our seven-year old boxer, Sansa, will be moving with me.

Things I am interested in: growing vegetables, ethical treatment of all living things, organic, sustainable living, making home-made soap, learning how to spin fiber, free range/grass-fed animals, alpacas, llamas, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, Angora rabbits, solar power, wind power, baking.

The first thing I am going to try to teach myself is cold process soap making. This involves making soap using lye and oils. I’ve been gathering materials and am eager to start once we move.


4 responses to “In the beginning…

  1. Uhm…I always thought that I’d be more country than you, but I’ve gotta say that I’m a bit jealous of your new found “country kid” lifestyle. We need to get together before the big move. I’ll miss you hon!

  2. To make soap, you must first render the fat šŸ˜‰

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