Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011 - Field Trip

Our 4H group headed north today for one of the best field trips we've had in awhile - the "Bread Man's" bakery. Karl runs a family business right from his home. A fellow homeschooler, he began baking and selling bread a few years ago to support his family after a job change. 

We all piled in to his commercial kitchen - just off the foyer to his home - and watched as he and his son created the bread they needed for the Farmer's Markets they would attend the next day. It was simply amazing to watch and even better to smell!

This scale is used to weigh the dough.

Loaves ready to go in the oven

That is a LOT of dough! Karl is getting ready to 
cut and measure it and then form in to loaves.

Going in the ovens

Getting ready to cook

All done!


Yes, they cut open a fresh, warm loaf of bread...we added! There is a reason I don't make homemade bread on a regular basis. I would eat the whole loaf! Karl was also generous enough to send home Stromboli with each of us. Yummy!

Day #59/175 Days

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011 - Art Class

Today we headed north again for our monthly art class. This month we did watercolor. It was fun. Karen showed the kids how to do various techniques. At the end of the class they were able to pick one of their favorite creations and have it matted. They did a great job.

 Day #58/175 Days

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

Today our 4H group got together and created greeting cards. There was a county workshop for the same thing but not enough space for all our group to attend so we just decided to have our own. I've been a scrapbooker for quite some time and had plenty of supplies to donate. The kids had a blast. They all made six cards. They kept three of them and the other three were donated to the Senior Companions program. They kids did a great job and had a lot of fun.

Day #57/175 Days