It’s been a rough two hours. Apparently, I broke the baby’s heart when I decided to shred the chicken for the soup instead of picking him up. At least, that’s what his plaintive wails sounded like to my ears. The shrieking was compounded by the fact that he a) has learned how to pull himself upContinue reading “Simplicity in Baking”
I spent about five hours in the kitchen yesterday. To be clear, I’m happy about it. I tuned my bucket of cucumbers into six pints of pickles plus baked two loaves of bread. Not bad for an afternoon’s work.
This afternoon I bartered for the second time. A neighbor two streets over has six laying hens that produce daily during the summer. (She also has two rescue bantam hens and three ducks with “angel wing” that can’t fly.) We met through NextDoor, a social network for neighborhoods. We exchange a dozen eggs for aContinue reading “Barter”