Search results

  1. Broke Down Ranch

    Soap Makers Help!

    Very good information! I, like the others, thought the lye needed the exrta time to neutralize. So my next question is - does HP soap benefit with the waiting period like CP soap does (hardness and longevity) or is it as hard and stable as it will get once it's cooled? Another question - what...
  2. Broke Down Ranch

    Soap Makers Help!

    Very interesting and helpful! Thank you all for your replies. I made my batch a couple of days ago and jumped in to try hot processing (I really like the idea of using "right now" instead of waiting 4 weeks....lol) and altho the soap is not as rock hard as I would like it is still very usable...
  3. Broke Down Ranch

    Soap Makers Help!

    I am FINALLY getting around to making some soap. It took FOREVER to get the lye (there really is NONE available locally) now it has just been a matter of timing. Kids are back in school so I guess timing won't ever get better...LOL! I have come across some amazing sounding recipes but before I...
  4. Broke Down Ranch

    Soap Makers Help!

    Quote: Thanks for the help! I am SUCH a novice soap-maker but I was given some goats-milk soap and it was the absolute BEST stuff ever. So I made my own and it was "ok" but didn't seem as luxurious as the stuff I was given. Here's the "BASIC" recipe I have (as given to me by the same person...
  5. Broke Down Ranch

    Soap Makers Help!

    HI! Since there are 406 pages to this thread I am posting a question that has probably already been asked but the idea of going thru 406 pages is quite daunting. Does anyone have a good goat-milk soap recipe to share? I have a decent "basic" one but it doesn't lather as well as I'd like plus...
  6. Broke Down Ranch

    Want To Find Lye

    Thanks for all the advice ya'll. I will give our local Ace a go and if they don't have it I'll check Home Depot and/or TSC. Crossing my fingers to find some.
  7. Broke Down Ranch

    Want To Find Lye

    I have been looking for plain ole lye for over a year now so I can make my own soap. I can buy mass quantities of it online but really, I don't want to keep THAT much on hand since it takes only a little for each batch. I have looked at all the drain opened products and can't seem to find any...
  8. Broke Down Ranch

    ISO ~ Quality Wyandotte Eggs

    I would really like to find some silver laced, gold laced, columbian, and possibly blr from good quality lines. I don't plan on showing them, I just really appreciate the fat head, short fluffy body, and temperament of the wyandotte. If anyone can help me out, please PM or email. Thanks.
  9. Broke Down Ranch

    1 Pair Cuckoo Silkies

    This is my very last pair of cuckoo silkies. I worked several years on this color pattern and this pair is all that's left of my work (other than ones that have been sold at earlier times). This roo carries 2 copies of the cuckoo gene so bred to this cuckoo hen you *should* get 100% cuckoo...
  10. Broke Down Ranch

    1 Pair White Silkies

    This is my very last pair of white silkies. They used to be a pair of my show birds but have since just become part of the whole flock. The parents of the hen were both from Fawkes Feather (Deb Steinberg) and the rooster is a cross from PearsonZoo and Fawkes Feather. I just don't have time to...
  11. Broke Down Ranch

    1 Pair White Silkies

    This is my very last pair of white silkies. They used to be a pair of my show birds but have since just become part of the whole flock. The parents of the hen were both from Fawkes Feather (Deb Steinberg) and the rooster is a cross from PearsonZoo and Fawkes Feather. I just don't have time to...
  12. Broke Down Ranch

    1 Pair White Silkies

    This is my very last pair of white silkies. They used to be a pair of my show birds but have since just become part of the whole flock. The parents of the hen were both from Fawkes Feather (Deb Steinberg) and the rooster is a cross from PearsonZoo and Fawkes Feather. I just don't have time to...
  13. Broke Down Ranch

    seeds for sale/trade !!!!!!!!!!!!!updated 9/25/08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote: Does that mean you would LIKE to have some Brandywine? If so, I have some I would like to trade you for some of those sugar pie pumpkin...
  14. Broke Down Ranch

    seeds for sale/trade !!!!!!!!!!!!!updated 9/25/08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OK, so I didn't read your whole list (I have been obsessed with tomatoes lately). I'd like some mimosa seeds. I have some pepper seeds (hot and/or sweet) I could trade, maybe some self-blanching cauliflower....?
  15. Broke Down Ranch

    seeds for sale/trade !!!!!!!!!!!!!updated 9/25/08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am about halfway between Ft Worth and Waco, close to Lake Whitney. My garden went berserk this year and my tomatoes were really going strong. Then the aphids and the Texas heat got to them and I almost lost them all. But I have been vigilant and I think I may have saved most of them. I was...
  16. Broke Down Ranch

    seeds for sale/trade !!!!!!!!!!!!!updated 9/25/08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, I haven't ever tried them so wanted to give it a go. This year I grew Brandywines (which I LOVED), Homestead, Rutgers, Beefsteak, and Early Girls. I currently have Amish Paste seedlings, hoping to get some yummies before our first frost 'Course, my other 'maters are still going but I had...
  17. Broke Down Ranch

    seeds for sale/trade !!!!!!!!!!!!!updated 9/25/08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ah dang. Was hoping you might have some black tomatoes....
  18. Broke Down Ranch

    sold

    Gone, thanks
Top Bottom