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Aleah Weltha
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  • Springfield, MO
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HOMEGROWN.org commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"Thanks for sharing this, Aleah! Consider submitting it in the First-Ever End-of-Season HOMEGROWN Fair.  All you have to do is edit the title to include “HOMEGROWN Fair Submission”.  Prizes awarded to the best of the…"
Oct 27, 2011
Aleah Weltha replied to Norman's discussion 'Is this berry edible?'
"We have a great "crop" of pokeweed in our yard right now. I'm leaving it up until the frost for wildlife food... but then it's a goner. Very pretty, but quite invasive. And it's too much trouble for human food."
Oct 5, 2011
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"Lovely!"
Aug 14, 2011
Lizz commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Possum Living (a book review)'
"I read her book last year when I saw the  documentary on youtube it's in 3 parts if you have a chance to watch:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvn79E40VSc"
Jul 27, 2011
Cornelia commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Possum Living (a book review)'
"Terrific videos, too! I've posted them to the Show and Tell section on the site as well. Thanks for sharing the review!!"
Jul 26, 2011
Aliza Ess commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Possum Living (a book review)'
"Yes! This book has definitely been on my list of things to read for a while!"
Jul 26, 2011
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Possum Living (a book review)

When I'm not busily try to make a go of this urban homesteading business, I occupy my time by working in the public library. This is a great compliment to my love of reading. Not that we actually have time to read in the public library (a seriously hilarious misconception about library work). But I am always finding great books to bring home and read, although I should be out picking pests off the corn instead. Meh. Last night I finished Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and With…See More
Jul 24, 2011
Lynda Reynolds commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"I had a Neptune HE front loader for 9 years...I used my homemade laundry soap.  I just (last week) purchased a new front loader and will continue to use homemade...seems to work for me.  I do run a cycle once a month of 2 cups of white…"
Jun 28, 2011
Amy M commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"Can this be used in a HE front loader machine?"
Jun 28, 2011
Aleah Weltha commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"I really don't know for sure, SC. We're still using the most un-efficient energy and water hog ever... unfortunately. It seems like it should work -- at least it shouldn't hurt to try (which is sometimes as high as I…"
Jun 28, 2011
John F. Houpt II, PhD commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"My wife and I have one of the "new type" low water,high  efficiency washers.  They use  less but only "special" high efficiency soaps - which means more money!!!  I want to use your soap recipie in the…"
Jun 28, 2011
Aleah Weltha commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"That's the first time I've heard about the soap in the microwave trick. Not only are you making laundry soap, you're cleaning out the microwave too. Win/win!"
Jun 27, 2011
matt commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"Cool idea, I haven't tried homemade liquid soap yet, but I've been using a recipe for a powdered version that works well and is easy. I, too, go the food processor route. Obviously, the best part is blowing up a soap bar in the microwave!"
Jun 27, 2011
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Dinner

Nothing beats fresh out of the garden. :)
Jun 26, 2011
Aleah Weltha commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"Will do, Lynda. I'm allergic to retail, anyways. :)"
Jun 26, 2011
Lynda Reynolds commented on Aleah Weltha's blog post 'Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe'
"Don't buy a new one!  Go to a thrift shop or a yard sale...they almost give them away.  So many people get them and then never use them...I of course use mine all the time...I've worn out 2!"
Jun 26, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
A librarian and aspiring urban homesteader.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Baked potatoes (on the bar-b-que).
Currently reading:
Tad Williams
Currently listening to:
The Royals game.
My latest DIY project:
Taming the raspberry bed.
Web site I recommend:
http://goodreads.com

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Possum Living (a book review)

When I'm not busily try to make a go of this urban homesteading business, I occupy my time by working in the public library. This is a great compliment to my love of reading. Not that we actually have time to read in the public library (a seriously hilarious misconception about library work). But I am always finding great books to bring home and read, although I should be out picking pests off the corn instead. Meh.

 

Last night I finished Possum Living: How to Live Well…

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Posted on July 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Keeping it clean: My laundry soap recipe

The other day my sis asked me to share my recipe for laundry soap. It's very simple, but I'm not so good with measuring things. I tend to just make by feel (needless to say, I don't always have spectacular results). For the sake of passing on the info I'm going to make an attempt to quantify the process. I hobbled this particular laundry soap recipe together from various sources across the web. I've been making my own for so long that the process has evolved a bit to suit me, but you can…

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Posted on June 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Compost: Where it all begins.

I have a a deep and abiding love for my compost bin. It's quirky and hobbled together and perfectly suited to it's designated purpose of composition. My husband and I built this together with found objects: a bit of cement slab that we dug up out of our yard, pavers that we… Continue

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 3:47pm — 4 Comments

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