Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Soap Answers and Goat Hopping

I am glad that everyone enjoyed yesterday's post on how the publicist makes my rich soap. It was fun for me to write. There were a few questions and the publicist has given me the answers for you.

Hot process soap is a method of making soap where you heat up the oils and fats, then add the lye mixture and cook it some more. It helps to speed up the process of soap making called saponification. With hot process soaps you don't have to have them cure for a month. But hot process soap does not work well with the molds I use. It is a very ancient way to make soap but nowadays is usually done in a crockpot.

Cold process soaps have to cure for them to harden up and for the water to evaporate out of the bars. The soap is really safe to use in about 2 days. The publicist has used my soap this soon without any problems it's just very soft and gets used up very quickly. She does not worry too much because she has lots and lots of my rich soap. The bars just last longer when they have cured.

As to the giveaway winner - they will be able to pick any three bars of soap they would like!

The publicist and I thank you for all of your questions about the soap and if anyone has any others please ask.

I will end today's post with Kevin's latest activity - Pricilla hopping. I don't know what has got into that boy but he seems to think it is a good idea to try and hop on his mommy....

Mallory was being a little threatening there but still I am not a high hurdle!

Remember the newsletter giveaway! All who sign up through May 16th will be entered into a drawing for THREE BARS of my rich soap. I promise not to be a spammy goat. I am a vegetarian.


  1. Did not know about hot process...very interesting.

    As for the giveaway...I hope I win. I hope I win. I hope I win.

  2. Thanks for the answer about curing!

    ps: Kevin is a silly-billy!

  3. Don't worry Pricilla-all children are irking to their parents at one stage or another. (I should know! that's my JOB)He sure is cute though. What is Mallory's problem? Maybe she needs a "date". She should probably get Michael cause Luke's your goat!

  4. I had one more question about the giveaway...maybe I just don't get blogs...Why are you doing a giveaway? isn't that making you lose money? Don't get me wrong-I like them, I just do not GET them. In closing, ihopeiwin

  5. Carolyn and Daisy - we are always happy to answer questions!

    Cici - kids can be trying but I do love my kids. Even Abigail.

    I am doing a giveaway so that I can introduce people to my rich soap and hopefully they will buy more. Also so that people will read my newsletter.

    Well, John, we will hopefully have kids around here in the Fall....

  6. In case I've never told you -- your blog always makes me smile. :-)


  7. I love that Pricilla hopping business Kevin is doing! It's very, very cute.

  8. That makes sense. Now I'm sure goats are really smart! (so is your publicist!) I agree with John-I want a goat too! Fall may just be the perfect time too... Wait! Do goats mind bunnies? They would have to share a little barn space with one. He is really small and tidy.

    P.S. I love this blog. It's my favorite. I hope you don't mid my loads of comments and questions!

  9. Kevin is so funny! I'm glad sparkle and dolly never jumped on my back like that (my daughters' blog names sound more like goats' names than you and your brethren's names :)

  10. I love this picture of baby goat trying to hitch a free ride on Mommy's back.

  11. Kevin reminds me of the book "Hop on Pop"! He is very cute.

  12. I still say kids win the cuteness contest in the animal world. Goat kids, that is. Human kids probably come in ~ 18th, after baby monkeys and kittens.

  13. Lee, thank you. You make me smile too.

    Aunt Vicki, Kevin is full of surprises and the publicist has to be quick with her camera!

    Cici, I LOVE that you ask so many questions. It is not a bother at all. Keep asking. Goats and bunnies would be fine just don't let the goat butt the bunny.

    I am glad you like my blog. It makes all my hard work worthwhile. It is hard to type with hooves.

    Margo, the publicist has named us all after her family. Most of them clamor to be named after a goat. Her family is weird.

    Anna, thank you. It was a hard photo to get. Kevin is always in motion and the publicist had to take a lot of them to get one that wasn't fuzzy.

    Lin, Ha! Maybe I should write a book too! I could call it Flying Fur

    lilaphase - the publicist has always said that if babies were not cute the human race would have died out a long time ago. Not to mention other species....


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