Simple Life Farm, Arley ALThursday, November 05, 2009
Last week I drove to Arley, Alabama where I met Cheryl Patton and her Simple Life Farm. She's gorgeous.
Cheryl is one of the instructors at the upcoming session of the Alabama Folk School. Her course description:
Individuals will learn how to safely make herbal soaps using sodium hydroxide, essential oils and natural colorants, if desired. Students will also make a natural, soy candle and experience traditional hand-rolled beeswax candle-making. Depending on seasonal availability, students will make a batch of apple butter, learning how to use pressure-canning equipment. And this class wouldn't be complete without a trip to Simple Life Farm! Each student will make enough soap to take home for personal use or to give as unique gifts, two different types of candles, and apple butter (or other jelly or jam). You will leave knowing how to make simple but beautiful gifts and how to can your own foods.