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  • v JO88BAKO
    For her shower. It's a boy, 1st boy in 51 years in our family. Bob messed up the computer while I was gone. Hope all is well with you and family. Hugs Jo
    185 days ago
  • v JO88BAKO
    Hey Dee so good to hear from you. We survived Irma with a lot of rain and wind but all is well. I messed up my back pulling weeds in June so entire summer lost. Still in PT. GD, Bella is having a baby in Oct so getting a great baby. Flew to WI in Aug
    185 days ago
    I know what you mean about the 12 hour shifts, after losing my husband I worked 12 hour nights for 12 years while trying to hold together the farm. I retired in June and am playing catch up with all the things I never had time to do. This time of year fencing is a big task, with 13 pastures to repair!
    Sour dough is not hard, I started the current starter about 3-4 years ago, sort of cooked the last one I had for about 15 years by turning on the oven while it was in there! I use the King Arthur flour website, they have a starter recipe, a long article on maintaining your starter and tons of tried and proven recipes, they extensively test all the recipes. I do make adjustments to a lot of recipes, I find adding gluten to whole grain recipes is a must, I love several of the rye breads, but especially the sourdough rye. I spent the winter experimenting with recipes and making notes, now I have three types of rye, an oatmeal, a cinnamon raisin bread, and two sourdough loves I make often. I have cut recipes back to make smaller loaves. I also make sourdough waffles, crackers, pretzels and sourdough pizza dough. My next experiment is working with whole wheat. My 91 yo Dad asked for some starter to make waffles! I have been making notes and am going to do a blog on bread with links to the recipes and notes to see what I changed.
    322 days ago
    Glad to hear from you!!! I am doing well!
    323 days ago
  • v FRAN0426
    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog Doing More. Sounds like your getting started for the garden.
    I check out the temps everyday for Mpls. nice to see it has been warm so that the snow is melting, and just nice to be warming up for the state.
    So far this week has been going fine, would like to get to the pool today, but cloudy and windy again. So will be doing some inside work today, along with my knee exercises and stretches.
    354 days ago
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