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Homestead Blog Hop #111!

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I hosted my very first sourdough bread baking class tonight. Jeremy helped me by firing up the brick oven at our church so that we could bake our loaves in it. It was a fun night! I hope I made sense...

We shaped 8 loaves, some in boules, a few braided loaves, and one sandwich loaf. I introduced them to their new pets the barm, and explained how to keep it alive. Then we mixed up some bread. To make sure the loaves were ready to bake an hour or so after we shaped them (instead of 8 hours), I added commercial yeast to the dough. They popped right up and baked beautifully in the bread oven. Bread bakes so much better in a brick oven than in my regular oven.

It was a fun class, and something I hope to do again!

Homestead Blog Hop #110!

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I hope everyone is already in holiday mode and enjoying time with families! We are, it's been very pleasant and today we are starting our cooking/baking. We're making a sourdough pie crust for a pecan pie and a sweet potato casserole. Jeremy is smoking the two turkeys and those are going to be amazing. I'm so excited! I hope you have a wonderful and full Thanksgiving! 

Homestead Blog Hop #109!

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My Dad loves this coffee stuff called Italian Sweet Cream. And I tried some, and it really is so good. But then I had to go and ruin it. I read the ingredients. Don't you hate that? Now I can't even enjoy it. And it's not even like I drink coffee that often. (Once or twice a week.) And it has to have a LOT of cream and sugar in it. So now I'm wanting a milk cow, just for the cream. For my coffee. That I have once or twice a week. (Plus, you know the fact that a milk cow would give me enough milk for butter, cheese, and would still be making milk right now.) But Jeremy really loves the goats.

Homestead Blog Hop #108!

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The broody hen in the coop has hatched out one little chick. I love watching chicks with their mamas. She comes out from hiding under her mama to see what her mama is pecking at. She watches and bobs her head a little and hops around. She jumps at the food in her mamas mouth, and then pecks at the same bite her mama is pecking at. It's amazing. Noemi is thrilled too, she loves the baby chickens. I can't wait to see what all y'all have been up to this week! Make sure to link back to one of us hosts so that we can possibly feature you!

Homestead Blog Hop #107!

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Failings


Well, we've had some unexpected developments around our homestead.

The goats dried up.


Homestead Blog Hop #106!

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