Something to do during dreary winters, or year round


#61

It’s 75 here at the moment (cold doesn’t get here until Thursday night) but send it here anyway—I can almost smell that bread!!! Beautiful loaves!


#62

@k8tpayaso, me too. as soon as I saw the pic i swear I smelled fresh baked bread.


#63

I second that notion. Rain and a few snowflakes here today. In other words cold miserable storm. Fresh bread and hot soups are great on days like this.
Beautiful bread! @marknmt


#64

One of my favorite things to eat is moms home made rolls with butter and fruit jam.


#65

I mostly eat low carb now but that bread looks so good I don’t think I could resist._


#66

Bill, it isn’t just high carb, it’s all carb! But it’s all complex carbs (whole wheat and oatmeal) with a smidgen of butter and molasses, if that helps at all.

I eat one slice a day, buttered, with a fried egg, and one slice with butter and jam. Well, and then last night we had sandwiches, since we had that fresh bread to use …


#67

Do you freeze it?


#68

Yah, double wrapped. It holds up pretty well, plus we eat most of it as toast. And, it’s easier to slice after it has been frozen.


#69

I’ll take two loaves please!


#70

If you like baking bread I highly recommend Rose Levy Barenbaum’s “The Bread Bible”. Actually, all of her books are excellent. Beautiful loaves Mark!


#71

no need to rationalize, i mean, if it has been said that the brain uses up 20% of the body’s total calorie needs, it also has been said that more than 50% of the calorie requirements is assigned to keep the body warm.

so burn, baby, burn!


#72

Dr Zeuss’es are wild


#73

and below are the spitting images, if that’s a double entendre :wink:


#74

Once a year, I read this:

Thoreau, Henry D. “Wild Apples.” Atlantic Monthly Nov. 1862. Henry David Thoreau Online. 28 Feb. 2019 <http://www.thoreau-online.org/wild-apples.html>.


#75

if it is true that northerners tend to be avid readers(and as some of you say, smarter), it is because your long, cold winters force you to be :wink:


#76

Yesterday I mixed up some 5-1-1 for spring. I was going crazy for something to do.image image image image image image image image


#77

The monster can was supposed to be first lol.


#78

never seen myco soil-mixes for sale here in vegas. Many say myco’s are to soil what yogurt is to humans.


#79

I just used it because I was about out of peat. It’s pretty cheap around here, 12-15 bucks for 2 cubic feet.


#80

just looked it up and seems like it has proprietary mycorrhizae. Much like yakult is vs. regular yogurt. I guess.

Myco’s aren’t well understood, but they must be mechanism behind how non-leguminous plants manage to get nitrogen in depleted soils, and how many plants manage to survive in otherwise barren soil, simply by “inoculating”, say, barren desert soils with forest-derived compost/soil mixes.

funny that we typically associate germs/microflora and microfauna with diseases, but for the most part, they are our friends. I often tell my folks that yogurt is one type of food they’d want to be teeming with germs. If germ-free, then it must be spoiled, lol