Today was a simple day. Joseph & I planted Hickory King corn in the places where the first planting didn't come up. We finally got a little rain today, with more in the forecast. It's been very dry here, with "April showers" being almost nonexistent, and none in May until today. We're collecting rainwater in the cistern, which we'll filter and use for drinking water and soapmaking. I made a batch of 930 Pint today. For this batch, I used some STARworks Abbey Ale, blended with some IPA for the hoppy scent. It blended into a nice deep caramel color, though that may change before it's done drying. I hope it will stay close to that color, as it would be perfect for a men's soap. I'm thankful for a simple day.
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