THE WEEK COMMENCES

It’s 5.30 and pitch black. How will I get everything done in the tiny patch of daylight light before I need to go to work.

I can bake bread in the dark though. Yesterday I decided not to have any dough on the go. Usually there is dough rising on the bench or at least in the autolyse stage in the purple fridge. But I chose to have nothing on the go. Give myself a break. But I was curiously melancholy. Read More

COOL AND MISTY MORNING

This morning. The birds and the crickets make a morning chorus for the dawn. Dense with sound. When I see a dawn like this bright magenta through the fog, I hope my guests are awake to see it. Read More

DOWN THE BACK

The hogs down the back are getting big. Read More

QUICK QUICK

I overslept a bit but these photos are for you. Read More

IT WORKED!

Everyone loved the bread! My oven kept turning itself off in the last few bakes which made for some tough crusts. Read More

BAKING FROM COLD

I will be making a number of loaves of bread to take to an event in Chicago on Sunday. Maybe eight or twelve. We’ll see, but to do this I need a lot of dough prepared. So I started experimenting with baking straight from the fridge. Read More

BIG PIG, LITTLE PIG.

Big Pigs. Little Pigs. Read More

SPREADING MANURE

No, I am not going to talk politics. This is the real manure. We have lots of it. Read More

SHARP STONES UNDER MY BARE FEET

You know that particular type of foot therapy where they rub specific areas of the foot that are supposed to be connected to specific areas of your body. Like your instep is connected to your liver or something. Read More

TAKING THE SUN

Wai has the strangest shape due to his burns as though he is two pigs in the same body. He is so weighty in the front and then much slimmer in the back Even though he is on a strict diet, but he is still the sweetest, quietest, dearest little pig. Read More