The soap block has been cut into bars and they're ready to go upstairs to make my studio smell good. I tried letting it cure in the garage, but the mice nibbled on them. Disgusting.
Some of your commented on lye so I wanted to explain that lye is what makes fat become hard soap. It's a reaction that occurs between sodium hydroxide and fats called saponification and far too complex for me to understand other than it makes soap and that's good enough for me.
I thought you might like to see what October looks like in the high desert.
We live on Fetlock Drive, and the irony of a dirt road with a sign calling it a drive is not lost on me.
I had to live here for a long time, then move and way and move back, before I learned to appreciate and love this strange beauty.
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