Made from Scratch

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I’ve been reading Jenna Woginrich’s book Made from Scratch as a part of Crunchy Chicken’s book club (which there’s still time to join).  I’ve really enjoyed the chapters on chickens, beekeeping, antiques, sewing and baking.  As I read, I daydreamed more and more about getting chicks this spring.  I was also inspired to try Jenna’s recipe for a braided country white bread over the weekend, and I love her simple fleece mitten pattern and plan to try it out when the weather gets cold.  While I am an animal lover, I wasn’t into the chapter on sled dogs (my cousins did it for a while and it’s not for me), or the music chapter.  But the great thing about this book is that you can read any chapter you’re interested in to get her experience as well as some tips and suggestions, and skip the ones you don’t have an interest in.  I’d recommend it as a quick and inspiring read for anyone who would like to be more self-sufficient.   You can also check out Jenna Woginrich’s blog to see what she’s up to at Cold Antler Farm.



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6 responses to “Made from Scratch

  1. Sounds like a book I would really like to read. Adding it to my Amazon wishlist!

  2. I’m working my way through the first couple of chapters. I’ll be posting the first discussion post here in the next week or two! I’m glad you are enjoying it.

  3. Oh man, that bread looks good.

  4. The braided bread looks yummy! You always were talented at braiding: french braids, etc.

    Your homemade-ness puts me to shame, girl!

  5. I agree with your mom that the bread looks BEAUTIFUL.

  6. Rob

    Great mind dream alike- As I read Jenna’s book, I was dreaming about the chicks I plan to buy and set up in the back yard, and dream about taking my Uke out in the chicken coop and singing to them. LOL Nice bread BTW

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