Friday, August 1, 2008

Tid Bits

Isn't the size of that critter just amazing. Luke found him in the garden. Please excuse his dirty little hands!

The garden stand has been a success so far with customers each day. It has been fairly easy to maintain and the kids have been right into it. I think it is a good lesson for them to learn about making money and as they get older if they are interested they can expand on this idea.

This weekend I had seriously contemplated attending a local kneading conference
and could have participated at discounted rate under a farmers scholarship. Instead I knew we could use the cash so I earned some money by picking up an extra shift rather than spending more. I regret that I was not able to attend but my plan is to learn a bit about bread making on my own and next year I will attend this event. I am currently reading/skimming through a library book called Bread Alone. I may attempt to make a loaf over the weekend without using my bread machine.

Lastly, I want to make reference to a blog I came across the other day called Seasons Eating Farm . I only had time to read a few posts but if you have interests of chickens and eggs this article was very informative.

Todays egg count was 20!!! Have a great weekend all! :)


Gina said...

Bread Alone is a great book. I used to use my bread machine to make the dough then bake it in the oven (because I thought it tasted funny from the machine). However, I was complaining about this on the blog and several people suggested the no knead recipe. I have used it ever since!

One day, if I ever find the time, I want to be skilled at artisan loaves. That conference sounds intriging.

Anonymous said...

Look at how tiny it is!

Amy said...

That teenie little frog is amazing! How can something so tiny even live??? Better yet, how did Luke catch it??? Expecting eggs any day now...

Country Girl said...

Thanks Gina, I will have to try the no knead recipe, is it in that book?
I am definitely going to attend that conference next year. I will probably get more out of it with a little experimenting on my own first.
Amy & Amy, isn't it amazing. Luke can catch anything. Nature boy just like his Daddy! Eggs, you'll be obsessively checking once they start.