Your friendly Pharmer has returned from redneckia to cyberspace once again. Why the hiatus? Spring planting of a rather large garden, plus a couple of familial speedbumps, caused a period of bloggus interruptus. Also, a discovery that the soap made in Pharmer’s kitchen is waaaaaay better than the stuff in the stores impelled the production of MORE product. There seems to be a demand, so gifting is becoming a breeze. After ‘playing with chemistry’ for a number of years, saponifying at home is fairly easy, however there is a learning curve to cutting straight with that big cheese knife.