Working With Wool Pt.1- Picking, Washing & Drying

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Proverbs 31:13

There are different ways to wash wool. The way explained here is what we use, and what works best for us.

What you’ll need:



Water, hot and cold


Mesh Laundry Bags (optional)

Place to dry

First, we choose how much wool to wash. Some people wash a whole fleece in a bathtub. We used to do this, until we clogged a bathtub drain! So, we switched to washing in small totes, like this one pictured here.

Some people wash in kitty litter trays with sifters. This is a good idea because there’s even less agitation this way, and the bottom of your wool gets rinsed better.

Before washing we pick out any big pieces (in fiber circles, this is called ‘Vegetative Matter’ or ‘VM’*.) This removes the temptation of trying to take out any pieces while your wool is wet. You don’t want to do that, because the more you agitate your wool, the more likely it is to felt it. *A term to describe all grass seeds and burrs found in wool.

Fill your containers with cold water. Add your wool. You can let your wool soak the water in, or gently press it down. You can let this sit for 15 minutes to overnight, depending on how dirty your wool is.

When finished soaking, dump out your water, if your using a tote, gently place your hand over your wool and dump out your water. If your using a litter tray, lift out your sifter, and place it sideways on the tray, (like in the picture below) to let the water drain out, then dump out your water.

Again, depending on how dirty your wool is, you can repeat this process if you want to.

Now it time to soak it in hot water. Fill your containers with hot water. If your using totes, take a cup and fill it with the hot water, and gently pour it over the wool. If using the trays, before putting the sifter back in place, fill your tray with hot water then, put your tray back in place. Let this soak for 15-20 minutes. The goal is to keep your water hot, because if your water turns cold it could ruin your wool. So, to make sure this doesn’t happen it is good to set a timer. That way you don’t go and do something else while your waiting and forget about your wool.

Once the timer goes off, you are going to drain the water and repeat this process one more time, before adding soap.

There are special kinds of soap for washing wool, that don’t sud,and cut grease better than normal soaps, like the kind we use for laundry and dishes. (When the soap suds it is hard to rinse out.) But you can just use dish soap or shampoo,we’ve used both, and they do a good job, just do your best not to get very many suds. The goal is to cut the grease and get the lanolin out of the wool. The Unicorn products have very good reviews for doing this successfully.

Refill your containers with hot water. If your using shampoo or dish soap, add it after you’ve filled your containers and stir without making a lot of suds. You’ll need about 3 TBSP of soap,we just eye it.

Let this sit for 15-20 minutes, remember not to let the water cool.

Drain. Repeat one more time.

Now it’s time to rinse your wool. Refill your containers with hot water, this time don’t add soap.

Let it soak for 15-20 minutes. Drain. Repeat two or three times depending on the amount of soap left in the wool. Drain.

To dry wool, we either set it outside to dry, if it’s not raining. If it is raining, we use a cooling rack and set the wool on it in front of a fan.

Some people put it in mesh laundry bags and put it in the washer on spin, and then lay it out to dry. Now that your wool is out of the water its okay to do this, because it won’t felt now.

Once your wool is dry you can store it in storage bags.

In part two, (coming soon) we’ll explain how to pick and card.

How to Make Your Own Sauerkraut at Home

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Cor. 10:31

When you make your own sauerkraut at home, it contains many more health promoting benefits. You don’t want to pasteurize it and kill all the good bacteria in it.

8 reasons to eat more sauerkraut: (1)

1. Enhanced nutrient availability 

2. Reduced gas production 

3. Increase in acetylcholine 

4. Increase in lactic acid 

5. Spike in vitamin C

6. Spike in vitamin K2

7. Immune support 

8. Spike vitamin U

What you’ll need:

3 heads of cabbage

5 TBSP salt



Cut your cabbage in half, then quarter. Take out the core with your knife.

Slice your cabbage VERY thin. (Think about the thinness of sauerkraut.)

There are a few different ways to slice/shred it.

  1. Take a big knife, and shred/slice very thin.
  2. Shred the cabbage with a cheese grater
  3. Put your shredding blade on your food processor and run it through.

After you have your cabbage shredded thin, put it in your crock. Add salt.

Now, punch down your cabbage with your fists, (you can also use a tool made for this, or a thick wooden spoon) until it becomes softer and you get the juices to come out.

The juice should end up covering the cabbage. But, if for some reason, your cabbage is soft and just not juicy enough to have juice covering itself; add water to finish covering it. You want there to be an inch or so of water/juice over the top of the shredded cabbage.

Take a plate that will fit inside of your crock and place it upside-down inside of your crock. Put a jar full of water (with a lid, of course) over the top. You want this to wait down and put pressure on the plate. Cover entire crock with a towel, and let sit in a cool dark place for 4-7 days. Some crocks come with lids, these will work just as well. You will be able to tell when it is ready when it smells/tastes like Sauerkraut!

Put your sauerkraut in glass jars, and store in the fridge. It will keep in the fridge for 4-6 months.

*Podcast* Leviticus Chapter 13- Leprosy

In today’s podcast, we will discuss the chapter and how it applies to us today. We will discuss Leprosy, it’s similarities to MRSA, and what God’s protocol for the Priests office were relating to it.

Listen here:

News from this Week 10/26/22

Breaking World News

The following news is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

Germany’s president in Kyiv amid strikes and prisoners setback for US

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner against her nine-year prison sentence for possession and smuggling of drugs. The announcement raised the prospects of a prisoners swap between Russia and the United States, which had condemned the ruling as tensions rise over the war in Ukraine. Amid the standoff, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier went to Kyiv for his first trip to Ukraine since Russia invaded amid new Russian air strikes.

Russia Tells UN It Would View ‘Dirty Bomb’ Attack in Ukraine As ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

Doubling down on allegations that Kyiv plans to detonate a “dirty bomb” and blame it on Russia, Moscow has requested a U.N. Security Council meeting on Tuesday.

Russia and Syria agree to restore ancient Arch of Ba’al temple

Syria and Russia have signed an agreement to restore Syria’s Arch of Triumph, an ancient monument that stood at the entrance to a largely destroyed temple used for the worship of Ba’al in the ancient city of Palmyra, Israel365 reports.

Latest World News Headlines

Al-Shabaab Islamic terrorists attack second hotel in Somalia – October 25, 2022

UK to restrict gender-affirming treatment to children; US says access to transgender treatment for children should be advanced – October 25, 2022

US Army Near Ukraine After Nuclear Threats – October 25, 2022

Rishi Sunak Britain’s New Prime Minister But Challenges Ahead – October 24, 2022

G7 Condemns Russia’s Kidnapping of Nuclear Plant Leadership – October 24, 2022

Hungary’s PM ‘Flees’ Budapest Amid Protests – October 24, 2022

Europe Worried After Cuts To Undersea Cables (Worthy News In-Depth) – October 23, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Hezbollah: For every Israeli strike in Syria, we’ll attack US forces in the country

Several strikes against American forces in Syria were reported by Syrian Telegram channels and other media in October, according to a report by MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM).

Israel: IDF Raid Kills Chief of Lion’s Den Terrorist Group, Destroys Bomb Factory

Israeli security forces conducted an overnight raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, destroying an explosives manufacturing site belonging to the Lion’s Den terrorist group.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israeli strike in Syria targeted Hezbollah unit and drone production, report says – October 24, 2022

Israeli officials claim to have destroyed 90% of Iran’s military operations in Syria – October 24, 2022

Syria Intercepts Israeli Missiles – October 23, 2022

Ukraine officially asks Israel for Iron Dome, Iron Beam, other defense tech – October 20, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Border Patrol Encountered 98 on Terrorist Watchlist Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Between Ports of Entry in FY2022

The U.S. Border Patrol encountered 98 foreign nationals on the terrorist watchlist who were crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between the ports of entry in fiscal 2022, according to newly released data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Pro-life activists ordered to pay $2.4M to Planned Parenthood for undercover investigation

An appeals court panel has ruled that David Daleiden and other pro-life activists must pay a $2.4 million judgment to Planned Parenthood Federation of America for carrying out an undercover investigation and secretly filming abortion providers discussing the harvesting of babies’ body parts.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Florida schools required to provide bathrooms based on biological sex under new rule – October 25, 2022

Justice Department Charges 13 Over Chinese Espionage Operations In U.S. – October 24, 2022

Record SW Border Encounters: 2,378,944 in FY 2022 – October 24, 2022

Over half of Americans believe national government is responsible for producing change, poll says – October 24, 2022

US House Committee Subpoenas Ex-President Trump – October 24, 2022

US Deficit Soars Thanks to Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness – October 23, 2022

California court rules in favor of Christian baker who refused to bake cake for lesbian wedding – October 23, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Islamic Militants Kill Scores Of Nigeria Christians

Islamic Fulani herdsmen have killed scores of Christians in a village in central Nigeria after murdering and injuring more than 100 other believers the previous week, Christians said Tuesday.

Nigeria: Gunmen attack church, kill woman and her daughter

Suspected Islamic extremist gunmen stormed a church during Sunday service in Nigeria’s Kogi state earlier this month, killing a woman and her young daughter who were in attendance, the Christian Post reports.

New study shows positive link between religion and mental health

A major new study has shown that religion can help foster good mental health in young people, Christian Today reports. The study was conducted by the Springtide Research Institute and apparently confirms decades of previous research showing a positive link between religion and mental health.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Terrorists attack Pastor’s home as relentless Christian persecution continues – October 24, 2022

China Christians Worried After President Xi’s Re-Election – October 24, 2022

Thousands Of Chad Christians Face Starvation – October 24, 2022

Dozens Killed In Chad Protests – October 21, 2022

Iran Christians Freed From Troubled Evin Prison – October 19, 2022

Iran: Concerns raised for Christian couple jailed in harsh prison for house church activity – October 19, 2022

Several Killed In Nigeria Church Attack – October 18, 2022

Summary: Train Up A Child In The Way He Should Go- Is it really a promise?

Train Up A Child In The Way He Should Go? Is it really a promise?

A Biblical Study

Below you will be able to hear a summary of the earlier 2 hour teaching we did a few months ago. This is not as in depth, but hits the points and is a quicker listen if that is what you are looking for. The longer study goes more into the wording and references. To listen to the longer version (in three parts), please click here.

For the shorter version, Listen here:

Making & Processing Pear Sauce and Pear Butter

Fall is busy! It is when we wrap up harvesting for the year. It is a time to be thankful for what we have been blessed with in the past year, and preserving some of it for the winter.

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Master Yehoshua Messiah.

Eph. 5:20

You start by washing your pears.

Cut them into quarters, and put into a large stockpot; continue until your out of pears, or your stockpot is full. (The same process as you would with applesauce.)

Put your pot on the stove with 1-2 qts. of water in it. Pears are usually a lot juicier than apples, so you don’t have to put near as much water as you do when processing apples.

While the pears are cooking down, fill your canner half full with water and get it on a burner on your stove. Turn on low heat. Also, go ahead and get your jars warming in your oven on ‘warm’ or the lowest setting it will go to.

After the pears are cooked down, while it is still hot, run all your hot, mushy pears through your food mill. The result will be pear sauce!

Pear Butter (skip this part if you just want to can your sauce)

To fill one canner with quart jars:

28 cups pear sauce (or 7 quart jars)

4 cups sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

Put into oven or roaster pan, and cook at 350F and cook it down for 9-12 hours. You want it to be thick so that when you stir it with a spoon, it has the consistency of jelly. You will have to watch your particular batch to see how long that takes.

Canning Preparation:

When everything is hot/warm, you are ready for the next step.

Fill your hot jars with the hot pear sauce, leaving an inch of head space in the top of your jar. Put a butter knife down the insides of your jar (between the glass and the sauce) to let out any air bubbles in the jar/sauce. Wipe your rims clean with a rag or paper towel to remove any sauce. If you don’t do this, it can prevent your lids from sealing tightly to your jar.

Put on your pre-warmed lids and screw on your rings tightly. Put your jars into your warm water in your canner, with a jar lifter, pictured below.

Water Bathing

After all the jars are in the canner, you want your water to be one inch above the jars for water bathing. Turn on high. When the water starts to boil, set your timer for 20 minutes for quart jars or 15 minutes for pint jars. Turn stove to medium heat. When timer goes off, turn heat off, and let canner sit for 5 minutes. Then, carefully take out your jars with a jar lifter and set them on a towel on your countertop to cool. If your bands are loose, do not tighten them.

Cool for 12 hours. Check seals and store.

The reason you want to check the seals is to make sure they are all secure before you store them.

You check the seals by tapping the jar lids with one finger. As you tap them, listen for a jar that sounds different than the rest of them. It will usually make a hollow sound.

If you find a jar that hasn’t sealed, put it in the fridge and use it soon. If you are planning more canning, you can try to can it again. Make sure there are no nicks in the top of jar and a good lid on it.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Messiah Yehoshua concerning you.

1 Thes. 5:18

News from this Week 10/20/22

Breaking World News

The following news is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after less than 2 months in office

Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after less than two months in office amid pressure following a reversal of economic policies that led to economic instability.

Britain Says Russian Warplane Fired Missile Close To U.K. Spy Aircraft Over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet last month released a missile near an unarmed British spy plane in international airspace over the Black Sea, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told Parliament on October 20.

Central Bank Digital Currencies Spark Outrage; Dutch Queen Questioned

Dutch Queen Maxima has come under pressure over embracing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), which could enable governments to control people’s spending.

Latest World News Headlines

Russia’s Putin declares martial law in 4 annexed Ukrainian regions – October 19, 2022

Hundreds Die In Nigeria’s Worst Flooding In Decade – October 19, 2022

Russian Missiles Destroy Ukraine’s Infrastructure After Crash – October 18, 2022

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska – October 18, 2022

Saudi prince sends threat to the West after Biden warns of consequences for kingdom – October 17, 2022

NATO kicks off nuclear drills amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine war – October 17, 2022

Netherlands In Turmoil Over Cruise Ships For Migrants (Worthy News In-Depth) – October 17, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israeli military launches week-long drill across northern Israel

The Israel Defense Forces said Thursday it had begun a week-long military drill across northern Israel, as tensions remained high with the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group.

Hamas in first Syria visit in decade as relations thaw

A Hamas delegation arrived in Damascus Wednesday for talks with President Bashar Al-Assad in the first such visit since the Palestinian Islamist group severed ties with Syria a decade ago.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel eyes blockchain tech to issue government bonds – October 19, 2022

Israel’s PM Against Jewish Prayer At Temple Mount, Arabs Welcome – October 19, 2022

Gantz, Netanyahu both reiterate Israel’s unwillingness to sell weapons to Ukraine – October 18, 2022

Russian ex-president: If Israel sends weapons to Ukraine it will destroy Moscow ties – October 17, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden announces release of 15 million barrels of emergency reserve oil

President Joe Biden has announced he will release 15 million barrels of oil from America’s emergency Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a move analysts say is intended to show voters in next month’s midterm elections that he is concerned about high gas prices, USA Today reports.

Texas has seized over 336 million ‘lethal doses’ of fentanyl during Operation Lone Star, DPS says

A border security mission launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has resulted in 336 million “lethal doses” of fentanyl being seized since it began earlier this year, enough to kill the entire population of the United States, he said.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

DOJ prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to charge Trump after Mar-a-Lago raid: Report – October 19, 2022

California: 2020 wildfires wiped out all state reductions in greenhouse gas emissions since 2003 – October 19, 2022

Report: The US military is “weak” and risks inability to properly defend America’s interests – October 19, 2022

Biden pledges to prioritize abortion rights codification if Democrats increase House majorities in midterms – October 18, 2022

House GOP preps bills for first 100 days if Republicans capture majority – October 18, 2022

Prosecutor says U.S. voting leak to Chinese workers ‘probably largest data breach in U.S. history’ – October 18, 2022

Supreme Court to hear major elections challenge and LGBT, religious rights dispute in December – October 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Iran Christians Freed From Troubled Evin Prison

Iranian authorities have freed two Christian converts from one of Iran’s most notorious prisons after a fire there killed eight inmates and injured dozens of others, well-informed Christians told Worthy News Wednesday.

Iran: Concerns raised for Christian couple jailed in harsh prison for house church activity

There has been increasing concern for the well-being of an Iranian Christian couple who were imprisoned in a notoriously harsh Tehran jail in August following their convictions for leading and belonging to a house church, the Christian Post reports.

Several Killed In Nigeria Church Attack

Suspected Islamic gunmen have attacked a church in north-central Nigeria during a service, killing a woman and her young daughter, as part of an ongoing anti-Christian campaign, authorities say.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Myanmar: Baptist pastor murdered in his home – October 18, 2022

India government stalling on affirmative action for Dalit Christians – October 18, 2022

China: Christian man fined over $20,000 for illegal religious activity – October 17, 2022

Ukrainian church driven underground in Russian-occupied areas – October 17, 2022

Hungary Urges More Support For Persecuted Christians – October 16, 2022

Pastors Reveal Troubled US Economy Is Having Negative Impact on Churches – October 13, 2022

Nigeria: ISWAP murder three more Christians – October 13, 2022

*Podcast* Leviticus Chapter 12- Circumcision, Baptism, and The Seal of Righteousness of the Faith

In today’s chapter, we will discuss the times of uncleanness after childbirth, circumcision, baptism, and the seal of righteousness of the faith.

Planting, Growing, & Preserving Your Own Garlic

When you plant garlic, you plant the garlic cloves.

You want to start by breaking your cloves apart from each other. Do not pull the ‘paper’ off of your cloves. Make sure to pick your biggest and best looking cloves, not the inside ones that are small and clumped together. Otherwise, you won’t have big bulbs when you harvest them midsummer.

He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

2 Cor. 9:6


Garlic grows best when planted in the mid fall. First, work up your soil where you want to plant it well, and mix in plenty of compost.

In a straight line, you start planting by taking the garlic cloves, with the stem pointing up in the air and roots pointing downward, and push it into the soil. Leave only the stem sticking up above the soil.

Keep repeating this process, making sure to plant the cloves 4 inches or so apart from each other.

When you have finished planting them, you will want to cover them with straw or old hay (and keep your chickens out of the beds!) Wet down the straw or old hay so that it doesn’t just blow away.


In the Spring, they will start to grow some tops. They will continually get taller, making bigger and bigger bulbs throughout the spring and early summer.

Garlic does not need as much water as other plants. If you water 2x per week, they will do well (remember to minus the rain you receive).


Note: Before you harvest, it is easier to pull them up if you wet your soil a day prior to harvesting. If you don’t want to do that, you can always use a shovel; but remember to dig them carefully!

When the tops of the garlic are laid over and dry, it is ready to be harvested.

This should be mid to late summer.


After you have pulled/dug your garlic, lay them to dry on a table outside in the shade. Keep them there (unless it rains; then move them into a barn, garage, etc) until the stems are dry and brittle.

How do you know when the stems are dry? When you can break them easily, and they feel brittle like straw or old hay.

Why do they have to be dry?

You want them to be dry, so that when you braid your stems together, they do not mold, wasting your time and harvest.

Storing/ Hanging

We like to store our garlic by braiding the stems together and hanging them in the coolest, driest place possible.

To begin braiding, take 3 garlic (we leave our stems long and intact) and begin braiding them like you would someones hair, adding more as you go, like in a french style braid.

Take some sort of twine, yarn, or whatever will do the job and tie the end of your braid. Knot, and make a loop to hang it from. Hang your loop on a nail or something in a cool dry place. If some of your bulbs break off, it’s alright. You can store them in an onion bag or just use them first.

Don’t forget to save some back to replant in the fall!

May Yehovah bless you as you grow some of your own garlic for the first time!