Water + Lye + Lard = Soap!

Sometimes I come across recipes that peek my interest. I’ve been fascinated with the home life of people who lived in our area back in the 1800’s. From their clothing, to the homes, transportation, health remedies, train schedules and their cooking habits. Last week while doing some research I came across a hard soap recipe from June 11, 1881….

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Fermenting – Homemade Kimchi

Let’s Make Kimchi! Instead of spending $30 for a fermenting lid and air lock I decided to make one. All it took was a gallon jar that I found at the thrift store for $.50 and a borrowed air lock from my hubby. He even helped me out by drilling a hole in the jar lid for the air…

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Genealogy Research – Samuel K. Borders

When doing genealogy research on my own family tree I sometimes come across information I feel like others may need to see also.  Maybe there is another family out there doing research that hasn’t found these little details that I have stumbled across.  This week I found an article in the Jacksonville Republican, a newspaper that was published during…

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