Friday, May 10, 2013

Trouble in Paradise

It seemed like paradise the first day that I was able to make soap in my newly built soap shop. Some of you shared in the excitement as we posted photos of the construction progress on our Facebook Page. And I've been happily creating in my little soapy sanctuary. But then...........


SPRING ARRIVED!!!!!


And with in a few weeks time summer like temps came barging through the doors, windows, ceiling, EVERY WHERE!!! There was trouble in paradise! Big trouble!!! Whatever the temp was outside, it was on average 10 degrees hotter inside my shop. My soapy sanctuary has become a soapmaker oven!!
Even after installing an air conditioner it reaches temps in the mid to high 80's by 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon!!

So if you've been wondering where all those promised restocks and new soaps are at..... Well, they're coming. Just slower than we had initially planned.

As I mentioned above, it's spring. And that means there is TON'S on work to be done! We do most of our living off the land. So there is the garden that needs to be put in. And we are starting from scratch this year at a new place so we're tilling a new plot, fencing, etc. There fishing that needs to be done so we can get it canned and frozen to be put up for winter. And then there soap to be made of which I am now limited to only making during the early hours of the morning or late at night when the shop is at a workable temperature.  Oh! And did I mention that Matt is also in school full time. I think that leaves 2 or 3 hours a night for sleeping some place in there. LOL!!

So all that said, please bare with us. I did get two more soaps done this morning before 11:00 am when the temp. in the shop started pushing 80 degrees. They are Green Magick and new summer strawberry-ish one. The website is open again, but with limited quantities. And a few items don't have pictures. They are coming. But I wanted to at least get the product up for you.

Thanks for all your support and patience!