Homemade Dishwashing Detergent
20 Mule Team Borax
Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda Powder
This can’t be easier- it’s literally a 1:1 ratio. I do 2 cups of each at a time and keep it in a used 40 oz. peanut butter container.
Also, for added shine, you can fill your final rinse thing with distilled vinegar, but to be honest I forget to do this and it generally happens about once a month.
The Homemade Laundry Detergent I use is apparently copyrighted, so I have to do this…
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe
I will say that I love this stuff- since it’s a no sudsing detergent, it works great in my HE (High Efficiency) washing machine. My 4 kids and I all love to play outside, and this detergent has never let me down!
Other Happenings at the Homestead
I am still working on Buffy’s coop. Today I started putting the fence up for the run. This fenced-in run is only 6 ft by 6 ft and 6 ft tall. It’s connected to the run for the main coop, but there’s not door to allow access from one run to the other. I didn’t get too much accomplished before the rain started. Seriously, everytime I work on this coop, it rains. Had I known I had this power before, I would’ve started the coop a lot earlier, and worked on it every three days…
Also- when I collected eggs today, I found two very small surprises! Two of my little hens had laid their first eggs! Woo Hoo! I can’t tell you how cool it is that the very little eggs today came from hens that I incubated from eggs that my older hens laid this spring! It’s amazing to see it come full circle! You would think I laid them all myself judging by my excitement!
Tomorrow I am back to work at the fence, and hopefully the rain will hold off so I can finally get this done! I still need to get my fall garden cleared and planted and the main garden is in desperate need of attention as well!