My sisters and cousins were coming for lunch today. But based on an alarming weather forecast, we decided to postpone it until next week. Snow was on its way.
I had the whole day stretching out in front of me. Too cold and snowy to work outside. Time for a project...
I had beeswax from Maggie's hives in my pantry. I had recently rendered lard in my freezer. And I had some left-over spice tins. So, like a pioneer of olden days, I made candles.
It was simple: I melted twice as much beeswax as lard and poured it into a tin with a wick. Let it harden for 30 minutes. Done.
I now have five clean-burning, sweet-smelling, all-natural candles that will bring light to Farm Dover on these early dark nights.