BBS, using German slant
Excellent shave. I tried Corn Huskers Lotion—basically, jellied glycerin so far as I can tell—and it didn’t seem to add much to the shave, but I did use my Dr.-Bronner’s-and-emu-oil preshave beard wash. Perhaps if I hadn’t used that the Corn Huskers Lotion would have been an improvement. Tomorrow I’ll try CHL as my only prelather beard prep.
I got an extremely good lather from Prairie Creations tallow + lanolin Gentleman’s Pipe shaving soap. These shaving soaps are really excellent, and if you’ve not tried one, you’re in for a treat.
Three passes with the German slant to a BBS result. This slant is not quite so comfortable as the two bakelite slants, but not bad at all. I like the curve of the head.
A good splash of Floris JF, and the day begins. I bought four interesting squash (sugar pumpkin, golden nugget, Delicata, and Kabocha. I’ll probably roast them and then perhaps make a soup—one squash at a time.