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Biomeiler against fire and for free heat and compost

This winter we had a fire in the Alpujarras. That was pretty new. In the summer, there were five fires not far from us, but now also in winter. Moreover, there was a storm so strong that the fire spread wildly and the helicopter could not extinguish it at first. Nature is getting drier and the risk of fire is increasing. One of the projects that has been on my list for a while is to build a biomeiler. This is a perfect solution for excess and flammable (pruning) wood, and you also get free compost and CO2-neutral heat.

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Essential.blue cleaning sheep wool

Cleaning sheep’s wool that no one wants

Sheep’s wool is a beautiful material, but unfortunately in general it scores poorly on animal friendliness and environment. Positive is that it doesn’t contain any plastics and it stays warm en beautifull a very long time. Against this background, it’s pretty crazy that the shepherd in my neighbourhood can’t get rid of his wool. He has a shed full of it and nobody wants it. The waste of wool less than a kilometre away wouldn’t let go of me. Most […]

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making your own lavender soap

Making your own lavender soap with olive oil

Today I made real lavender soap. Making your own lavender soap is not difficult, but something can go wrong. As I wrote yesterday. The problem was mainly in the right temperature and the NaOH, which didn’t get warm, so it wasn’t good anymore. The recipe is the same as yesterday, but with less water. A tip from the website thenerdyfarmwife.com if you don’t use palm oil. The recipe to make your own lavender soap is made in this soap calculator […]

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Soap making: first aid for soap problems

Soap making always went well, but maybe it was beginner’s luck. Since a few years I make my own soap with laurel berry oil. And a basic olive oil soap. I had excellent results. Until today. I wanted to make lavender soap, but it already went wrong in the base Because I wasn’t sure how dried lavender would keep in the soap, I made half of what I was up to. Luckily. The soap calculator had calculated for me: 276 […]

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