“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Another Wintry Mix

Another wintry mix of snow and freezing rain kept us inside
most of yesterday.

Of course, there are the required visits to the animals

for feeding, watering and such.

And honestly, it is quite nice to get outside and enjoy the snow.

It is also nice to hunker down inside, in front of a warm fire
and have some quiet time.

I made English Muffins yesterday morning, with the sourdough
starter that I had received at the beginning of the week.
After feeding it every 8 hours for two days, it was bubbly and ready to use.
I fed it one last time... which gives a significant amount of discarded starter.
(you only use a half cup... which you then feed with flour and water...
and discard (or use) the rest.)
With the discard, I had mixed up a batch of muffins and refrigerated it for a little over 24 hours.

Then yesterday morning, before morning chores,
I cut the muffins out and let them rise while we were outside...

Once back in the house, I cooked them on the griddle...
several minutes on each side until they reached 190 degrees on the inside.

I had to eat one right off the griddle...

I might never buy them again... but rather, make my own.

Snowy days make for the best bird watching.

With feeders...

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