- Froglips Our mini cows are for sale if you want to have a look, and the soap well I have found a recipe that is simple, but you still have to buy the lye (caustic soda) and some sort of fat or oil unless you kill your own meat. Our cattle are Galloways which are a good breed as they are not just grazers like normal cows they are browsers like a goat and will eat many types of vegetation.
5 lbs lard*
10 oz lye
28 oz water
*When purchasing your lard, make sure it is lard and not tallow. Tallow can be used for soap making too, but different fats require different ratios of lye. I’ve never used tallow to make soap, so I can’t speak on it. This recipe is specifically for lard, so make sure that’s what you are using. The butcher will know!
This is how the pioneers would have made it, but they would have used the clean fat from around the kidneys and other organs in a sheep or a cow, lard is actually quite expensive I think138 days ago
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Hi Cerchez- Sorry I didnt reply ooner but have been away from the site for a while! I have a heap of Kale, rocket, parsley seeds from this years crop- in fat the kale has sprouted again- seems to be perennial (smile). Let me know if you are interested and we can swap by post or in person! I will be at AGFEST this year at the Organics Tasmania tent in the mornings if you are passing that way.CheersAlex