I took some pictures this evening of the dry conditions here.
|The trees are starting to loose their leaves and needles, we can't water them all. We are concerned about the water we will need to water the livestock if the ponds go dry.|
|The Pear trees are loosing their leaves too and the pears are not growing...some pears have dropped already and that is OK if it helps to save the tree.|
|This is the cattle pasture. Danny said that we will need to start feeding hay.|
|what leaves that have not dropped are drooping.|
|This is the grass and leaves under the pear trees...|
|The grass in the front yard is brown...I am going to leave my car out and hope it gets rained on...not really, I just didn't get it put back in the garage yet.|
|tonight as I was getting done with the chores, this bank was in the west...I can only pray that this is a rain heading our way.|
I love Pinterest! I find so many recipes and ideas. I should be cleaning or spinning or weaving but I find it very relaxing to look at all the beautiful ideas and yummy recipes.
I made the homemade laundry detergent today. I opted to use the dry recipe. I did not want a big bucket of detergent sitting around. It was very simple
.Maryjane’s Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe
It’s only four ingredients!
1 (4 pound) box of Super Washing Soda
1 (4pound) box of Baking Soda
1 (4 pound) box of Borax
3 bars of Kirk’s Castile soap–Shredded
(you can use Fels Naptha, Zote, or Ivory soaps)
Mix well in a large container.
Add two heaping tablespoons to each load of laundry