Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Today's Sourdough Bread

Hanging out waiting on reports all day due to flooding of the areas around here.
I baked bread to pass the time.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Enjoying The Weather

Hanging out inside, watching the storms come and go.
Thinking about how beautiful everything will be this Spring!
Bulbs are already poking through the soil.
It is going to be a great Summer!
For now though, I will stay inside where it is warm.
Oh almost forgot to share my latest Sourdough creations.
I may be getting closer to what I am looking for.
At the least, I think I have figured out how to get it to rise and bake correctly. The scoring is about figured out too. I think this time the reason it was all messed up was because I covered in plastic wrap to rise and I forgot I should not do that. So, when I pulled off the plastic wrap, it made the bread dough rough. If rough is what you are looking for then by all means do that. I am looking for a more smooth and even skin. Next time I will remember not to cover with plastic wrap until I put in fridge. I don't like how the flour looks on the bread if you cover it lightly to let it rise. A lot of people do that and it is great for them, but I like it better plain. The whole key is not to compromise the skin. I can do that next time!(-:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Major flooding going on in Northern California.
Time to call an end to the Drought?
I think so.
Our creek this morning.

Friday, February 3, 2017


Well the rodent saw his shadow. So I guess we are stuck for another 6 weeks? Oh wait...Spring starts in 7 weeks give or take a couple days. I guess he is right then?

Friday, January 27, 2017

This Week

Started off with the Princess being sick. It seemed like the week lasted a month. I forgot how hard it is to care for a sick child. She is doing better today. It seems all the kids are dropping like flies. It is a bad winter virus.
Cough, cough. Oh no. Hopefully I am not the next victim.
Tuesday night went to a concert. Sammy Kershaw, Pam Tillis and Colin Raye
 We got to sit in the front row.

It was so worth the wait.
Not counting the twenty years I waited to see Sammy in concert.(-:
I also got Pam Tillis to sign a cd(-; She was really nice.
Not sure how I can top that.
Sun here fo the weekend.  Maybe some gardening will workout.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Todays Sourdough Bake

Finally after a year I got one I like. I think I finally have it figured out. I was told after last bake to oil the Lame. I have been dipping in water. Ugh! So I oiled it. Ta Da...
Ignore the second loaf. I had a fight with it and it won.
It was to wet. I tried to form it and kept adding flour. It wouldn't rise after that.
So chicken food it is. But, that front loaf is something to be proud of.
I am.(-: 
So oiling Lame is a must. I also decided that letting it rise some before putting in fridge overnight is a better idea too. So I learned two things this bake. Baking is always a learning experience.
I wish my Dad was here to see it. He loved sourdough bread so much.
He would be proud too I know he would.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A little Bit of Sunshine

It was a good day for pictures so we grabbed the camera and went for a walk.
We always find some fun stuff to do(-:
The storms here were crazy. We had a big branch break of an oak tree. Other then that nothing else happened. Lucky for us. I am ready for sunny days.