It is quite a long while since we last wrote about soaps. To be exact, 3 months; yes, it takes us about that long to give a new make-up to our backyard garden. Thanks to Mr. Wong, a local farmer who shared with us about natural farming course in Phillipine. Off we went to Aloha House in Palawan Island in early April and witnessed for ourselves the possibility of growing plants without having to use any pesticides, insecticides, chemical etc that are causing slow suicide in us.
At this juncture, we persist to utilize all the natural fundamental approach in growing our herbs, vegetables and the chooks; keeping things planned and organized, in spite of all the physical stress, it is satisfaction and celebration of joy to be able to keep pests at bay, to harvest sweet, crunchy and most importantly, safe to eat corns, basils, chinese spinach, long beans, dill, ulam raja(cosmo caudatus), sireh kaduk(piper samentosum)…
Keeping our fingers crossed, we hope we will have more than enough for our own consumption, give away to family members and then the surplus to be added to our soaps and new skincare products.
God willing, we will be able to keep cattles and goats too for their meat and milk in near future 🙂
Inspired by Aloha House and the Taiwanese Yuan Soap, we are hoping to encourage more people to consume poison-free vegetables from their own produce; making more natural plant-based soaps and skin care products.
Our loofah plant has climbed high up taking over the whole 10-feet trellies made of unwanted and thrown away wooded planks from our neighbouring furniture store. We use the leaves to feed the chicks, it is part of their green salad diet and they love the crunchy leaves 🙂 We look forward impatiently to the days when we could give away the loofah sponge to our soap customers, who knows they might get to eat free loofah gourds too when we have the surplus!
Our colourful Sasso chicks, 20 minus 1 which fell on its 9th day and wounded by the preying garden watch-guard, Obey the youngest dog. They survived their 31st day few days back and are almost fully grown with feathers. We bought them as part of the gardening integration, using their waste to make compost and fertilizer. We hope to free them out in the range when the fence is ready and arrg..h once the dogs could see them eye to eye.
Till then…enjoy your weekend ahead 🙂