Lye soap


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Lye soap

Soap made by reacting lye with beef tallow or lard.
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Dollywood is a mixture of adrenaline-inducing attractions - mountain heritage activities, such as lye soap and carriage making, music shows featuring Dolly's friends and relations and a museum dealing with her career from down-at-heel childhood to the glamour of being an international superstar.
Dollywood itself is a mixture of adrenaline-inducing attractions; mountain heritage activities, such as lye soap and carriage making; music shows featuring Dolly's friends and relations; and a museum dealing with her career, from down-at-heel childhood to the glamour of being an international super star.
Dollywooditself isamixtureofadrenaline-inducing attractions; mountain heritage activities, such as lye soap and carriage making; music shows featuring Dolly's friends and relations; and a museum dealing with her career, from down-at-heel childhood to the glamour of being an international superstar.
She remembers the sight of her mother standing, mixing and stirring the clothes in the hot water and homemade lye soap with a long wooden stick, a real-life agitator.
Stewart's Bluing, a box of Faultless starch, a starch pan, a bag of clothes pins and several cakes of lye soap.
Before lunch, students wash their hands with lye soap, and they aren't allowed to bring items like bottled soda or processed, packaged foods.
Things that are basic include lye soap and detergents.
Brief descriptions of folk traditions include the following topics: fishing, farming, blacksmithing, cow whips, lye soap making, quilting, mule teams, foods, sugar cane grinding and syrup making, canning, peanut brittle Making, and storytelling.
We learn that hooks's family was relatively poor economically, although she didn't understand this for several years: The isolation of her rural home and the tightly knit weave of her family circle shielded her from the knowledge that not everyone washed with "heavy, unsmelling, oddly shaped pieces of homemade lye soap.
To help this process along, we added lye soap to the cattails.
You can chat with the "overworked laundress" as she stirs a boiling pot of clothes and lye soap (her historic counterpart did the daily washing for 300 soldiers).