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Wednesday

I thought I would share this picture of Katie that Dave posted on facebook.  She certainly is growing.  Thanks Grace for helping me do this.

Things have been moving along rapidly here.  Friday we went down to Jessica’s to fix a railing on her porch.  Saturday, Jess and the kids came up to us for a visit.  Dave is down to the wire on finishing his book.  She thought he might get more done on it if they were out of the house.  It was a really nice visit.  It had been a while since they had been up.

Jess and I went in halves on a 50 lb bag of soft white wheat.  This is totally different from what I am used to using.  I have always used Prairie Gold wheat.  Supposedly, soft white wheat is for things that use baking powder not yeast. I have had a hard time learning how to bake with it.  I made chocolate chip cookies Saturday that were FLAT and I do mean flat.  Anyway Daniel said they were delicious!  Gotta love that boy!!  So I think I have finally cured the problem.  Because I freshly grind the wheat kernels, they are “fluffy”.  I need to add 1/4 cup more flour for every 1 cup the recipe calls for.  I did that this morning with some more cookies and they turned out fine.  Next trial-pie crusts.  Our rhubarb is up and I think there is enough to make a pie.  I want to try this recipe http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com/2013/04/theres-nothing-so-sweet-as.html

We are moving right along with school.  I think we will be finished by the end of May if all goes as planned.  We are looking forward to summer break this year.  Lots of fun stuff going on.

Well, I guess that’s about all that’s going on here.  Enjoy your day and God bless.