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.
So pretty and growing so fast!
Our rhubarb is up but the stalks are still pretty short. A pie sounds delicious. We did pick asparagus today and had it roasted with our lunch. I love straight from the garden to the table!
Hope you are having a great week!
What a dear wee miss.. smile..
Time is flying and Spring especially although ours is very late but has finally arrived.. Hope you like the pastry.. xo
You need to post the video of her dancing to her Pom Pom song 🙂
She is adorable. I wish you all the best you all the best as you learn to use the different wheat. smile I have noticed that my butter choice makes a difference. It is good to have the chance to stop in for a visit. Sorry it’s been so long. I hope you have a great day and that your school is done when you hope to be done. smile Havea great day. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!
What a beautiful little girl. I am glad that you figured the wheat out. It took me awhile also to get the hang of it.
Have a wonderful day with your family.