At least that’s what this picture looks like!
Coyotes in the night but no rain. And once the threat of rain has passed this morning – I am sending my co-worker and his mower into the shot alfalfa fields.
My first Pompeii loaf. The string did not work but the loaf itself looked ok to me and my Airbnb guests quite enjoyed it.
This is the shot ( below) all the bakers take for instagram – mine is not good enough for that kind of exposure. 600g Spelt, 600g Calumet, 300 gram water, a cup of sourdough starter and 9g salt. In that order, with lots of rests in between.
The humidity was over 96 percent yesterday and I don’t think that helps sourdough bread rise. Maybe Celia or Pete the Baker can chime in on that.
Above is Pats Paddock. I am experimenting with killing with thistle by cutting the hay and letting it lie. The cows are eating it in the field ( when they are not on the West Bank) but leaving the thick thistle rows.
We will see. I am always in a hurry to get hay up before it kills the plants below so this is a trial to gather information.
When the uncut rows get long enough I will send the hay mower out to do them too. This field is slated to be the-sown in a winter crop so I can’t lose.
I hope you have a great Monday!
Time to send out the mower! Fingers crossed – NO POP UP SHOWERS, Please.