Soap Successes

By , March 15, 2018

Lately, we’re celebrating a few small, quiet successes in our homestead soap making.

First, Made in Alaska has released their Body, Bath and Spa Directory, which lists our homemade soaps for sale. It even includes photos of our product!

Cover, Made in Alaska Body, Bath and Spa Directory

The Made in Alaska Body, Bath and Spa Directory (Image: Alaska Department of Commerce and Economic Development)

Hopefully, that’ll help spread the word, although the photos aren’t paired with the producer listings. It’s not perfect, but no bad publicity, right?

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Out of Time

By , March 12, 2018

Sunday, I tried to perform a chore I hate more than almost any other: I tried to change my watch to Daylight Saving Time.

I utterly despise Daylight Saving Time (see It’s Happening Again: Daylight Saving Time Returns to Screw Things Up). So, imagine how I felt when I discovered I couldn’t advance my watch an hour forward!

My watch is a Citizen Eco-Drive solar powered chronometer. I’ve had it for a long time. I’m still embarrassed to have spent so much for it; or was, until Sunday.

Citizen Eco-Drive watch

Mark’s trusty old Citizen Eco-Drive watch, catching some early spring rays (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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