Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cheddar at 50 lb press

Trying cheddar again. I wasn’t real sure about the curds. I had a hard time holding at 102 F and they were softer than the last batch (failed because I forgot salt). I nearly forgot the salt again! Can you … Continue reading

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Goodie boy

Rub my p*n**

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Box and cheese

She is playing the toddlers version of 101 things to do with a box. Plus I made a one gallon batch of cheddar on Monday from Havemeister Dairy. Best curds yet. Regrettably I forgot to add the salt before loading … Continue reading

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Red Chair happiness

Our friends opened a new restaurant. Red Chair Cafe I had today off and no responsibilities this morning, and I needed coffee. A pattern of clouds picked up the pink, orange and red hues of the sun reflecting off the … Continue reading

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Book time

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Making Jo’s Ancient Orange Mead

I stumbled across a recipe for Jo’s Ancient Orange Mead last November and have really wanted to give it a crack. Super easy and maybe $8 in honey. Gallon of water 2-3 lbs honey 1 clove 1cinnamon stick 25 raisins … Continue reading

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Ice Skating

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Then Boo wanted to play Hats

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Sunday morning playtime

Shelly and Tom have her a great wooden toy this Christmas, and Boo really likes it.

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Winter fun

We stopped by the Ice festival downtown on Sunday. Some good friends had entered so we went to cheer them on. We saw lovely creative carvings made by talented hard working people. There were ‘teacups’ that would spin! Elizabeth and … Continue reading

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