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  • v FRAN0426
    Hi Deb, glad to hear from you. I am having an ok week. Need to go se the tech at the pulmonary clinic again this Friday. I had 2 sleep studies ( over night deals ) they decided I had sleep apnea in a big way. So got a bi-pap machine, used it for two weeks then went to see the tech. The mask they had given me at the store was incorrect. So she gave me a smaller one and use for two weeks. Called her this morning and told her still having problems with the small. So asked if I could come in Friday morning and see what she can do. So off to the clinic again I go. Still not sleeping, and so weight isn't budging as sleep deprived isn't good trying to get weight down. Our weather was cooler for a few days in the mid 80's but is now back climbing into the 90's once again and humidity is once again on the rise...usually mid to high 70's percent range here.
    So have you gotten all of your garden picked yet or is to early yet? I know once you start picking your busy preparing much of it for the winter.
    252 days ago
  • v JO88BAKO
    For her shower. It's a boy, 1st boy in 51 years in our family. Bob messed up the computer while I was gone. Hope all is well with you and family. Hugs Jo
    252 days ago
  • v JO88BAKO
    Hey Dee so good to hear from you. We survived Irma with a lot of rain and wind but all is well. I messed up my back pulling weeds in June so entire summer lost. Still in PT. GD, Bella is having a baby in Oct so getting a great baby. Flew to WI in Aug
    252 days ago
    I know what you mean about the 12 hour shifts, after losing my husband I worked 12 hour nights for 12 years while trying to hold together the farm. I retired in June and am playing catch up with all the things I never had time to do. This time of year fencing is a big task, with 13 pastures to repair!
    Sour dough is not hard, I started the current starter about 3-4 years ago, sort of cooked the last one I had for about 15 years by turning on the oven while it was in there! I use the King Arthur flour website, they have a starter recipe, a long article on maintaining your starter and tons of tried and proven recipes, they extensively test all the recipes. I do make adjustments to a lot of recipes, I find adding gluten to whole grain recipes is a must, I love several of the rye breads, but especially the sourdough rye. I spent the winter experimenting with recipes and making notes, now I have three types of rye, an oatmeal, a cinnamon raisin bread, and two sourdough loves I make often. I have cut recipes back to make smaller loaves. I also make sourdough waffles, crackers, pretzels and sourdough pizza dough. My next experiment is working with whole wheat. My 91 yo Dad asked for some starter to make waffles! I have been making notes and am going to do a blog on bread with links to the recipes and notes to see what I changed.
    390 days ago
    Glad to hear from you!!! I am doing well!
    391 days ago
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