Back to the boule, which is really very yummy. I baked just one after all. Amie will be happy, she loves it with butter and homemade blueberry jam.
My I-have-to-do-something realization (re-realization!) of Friday blotted out any thought of Bread No. 6, which was good because it was really no good. Even at the right oven temperature it failed to rise. It was worse than Bread No.5 because I baked it in a pan – which is what the recipe suggests – and […]
You know, the weather turns and you’re cutting the perennials down to the ground and mulching the berries and storing away your gardening tools and then you finally have the time to pick up a book and BAM! David Holmgren, in Permaculture: The evidence of 4000 million years of evolutionary history is that, if we […]
The weather turned “normal” again: hovering above freezing at night, in the 50s during the day. This weekend is going to be sunny, too. Last chance to really make a difference in the garden! get more horse manure finish other side of hotbox transplant seedlings into finished part of hotbox plant garlic and Egyptian onion […]
Gold is falling from the sky. Over the weekend, which is promising to be nice, we’ll pile it all up and shred it. Amie thinks the wind is made by the trees. Here she is admonishing the trees to STOP BLOWING HER LEAF PILE!
This one was in the oven at the right temperature. It rose just a fraction more than the previous one which was baked at 300 F, instead of the 350 F required, and still came out pretty yummy. Don’t know how this one tastes yet, it’s still cooling down. It weighs a little over a […]
The server this blog is hosted by was down for almost two days. Nothing was lost, thankfully. Imagine you earn a living by your site/blog… Will we see more of this? ~ In any case, we’re back and I need to update you on yesterdays’Â Daily Bread No.4. This one’sÂ the 5 minutes a day, […]
This bed in the back of the garden (to the West, underneath the trees)Â is a new one. I added it this Spring. I wasn’t happy with what grew in it this season. The reason could be the lack of sunlight, or poor soil. About the sunlight there is not much I can do at […]
I did a last inspection today – 69 F, no wind, no rain, just lovely. The bees were foraging, so it was safe to open up the hive without risk of chilling the bees. They were quite defensive, and did not take kindly to my stapling my home made mouse guard to their front entrance. […]
Amie asked me the other day what would happen if no more electricity came out of the walls. The context was simple: she was upset that it took so long to recharge the batteries of her toy hamster. The fact that the possibility occurred to her shows, I believe, some of her Mama’s influence. And […]