rainbowgardener wrote:6.5 pH is ideal for many vegetables, so you wouldn't want to mess with that too much.
Sweetiepie - sounds like you are living the homestead and maybe off the grid life - making your own soap, cooking on a wood stove. I'd love for you to make a separate thread somewhere to talk more about what you are doing and show some pictures.
No living off the grid, though we could and it really wouldn't affect us to much. But I kind of like the internet and the perks of electricity.
I do like being self reliant. Though my dad asked me why I wanted to be a "prepper", once and I was a little taken a back because I don't really like that word. Of course I didn't have a good come back at the time and later realized that everything I am doing now, we did at some time in my child hood, the only difference now is I choose too, where back then we had to be frugal. Weird how things get re-worded with time. He never would of considered himself a prepper.
I can try to put a post together, since it won't quit snowing or being yucky out.