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Blind leading the bread?

I always wondered if I could bake bread with my eyes closed and today I discovered that I am able to do just that! These are the breakfast loaves I made this morning before the icing:


And for those of you who follow this blog, you may remember that I made cinnamon almond soap a few weeks ago. Last evening, I pulled the bars out and shaped them with a peeler. Here they are:


When I can afford it, I plan on buying some fancy soap moulds but for now I make do with what I have found around the house.

Good and interesting news: I will be going on a mission trip to Mexico for a week in March with Tia Julie and Tio Raul! Details soon!

At the moment, all I can think about is a cool compress for my eyes and some snoozing on the sofa under my favorite soft blanket. The drops continue. My doctor called this morning to check on me and schedule a follow-up to check on my ulceration (quick note: I have NEVER heard of such a caring doctor so if you live in the greater Ft. Benning/Columbus area check out 20/20 Eyecare). The drops continue but they have changed to every three hours! Progress!

Special thanks to Custom Tacticals for sending the link to Toronto’s teeniest house back on the market – Yahoo! News which really does look like our guinea house! Check out the pricetag! We have some very lucky guinea fowl!

  • Tia Julie & Tio Raul - Lacy and Joshua,
    Those loaves of bread really look good for baking with decreased vision. We are convinced that you can do anything that you set your mind to.
    Raul and I are pondering the greatness of God and His plans for our lives. We are so thankful to Him that we are the Tia and Tio of Joshua. We are also thankful to God that He has given our nephew a wonderful wife and soulmate. We look forward to serving on the mission field with you.ReplyCancel

  • Gina - Oh my gosh, that bread looks SO DELICIOUS!!!
    My husband has gone gluten-free, so it’s been a challenge for me to learn new ways of creating breads, etc.
    I LOVE your soaps- and I love how “homemade” they look- that really adds to their charm! I can see them wrapped in ribbons!!
    One of my life-long dreams is to one day own a bed & breakfast somewhere idyllic… I would love to make soap for my guests!ReplyCancel

  • Razor Family Farms - Tio Raul and Tia Julie — we are so blessed to call you our family! Your kindness, love, and support amazes us and encourages us. Thank you.

    Gina- Check out our website and you can start making your own soap! Find your favorite soaps and get ready for that B&B to have rave reviews! Click on the Google links on the main page to order soap-making supplies and send pictures of your soap! I’ll dig out one of my favorite gluten-free recipes and post it for you to try!ReplyCancel

  • Sami - Hello! I found you through Gina’s blog. I enjoyed my visit here thoroughly! I would LOVE to live in the country and have farm animals, etc. but my husband is totally a city person. Thanks for sharing all your pictures, the wonderful food, and the soaps. I will be back.ReplyCancel

  • Razor Family Farms - Hi Sami! Welcome! I’m so glad that you enjoyed your visit! Did you check out the website? There are quite a few recipes that you could try and thus turn your kitchen into a true “country” kitchen. You could totally turn him around with some fresh-baked farmhouse-style bread! He’ll be making plans to move to the country before you know it!! 🙂

    Best wishes! Thank you for the lovely comment and please come back often!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I didn’t realize you had an ulceration on your eye. OUch. I had one about 10 yrs ago, said it was the worst they’d seen. I know it sure felt like it. Hope it’s getting better.ReplyCancel

  • Razor Family Farms - Thank you, Heather. I’m feeling better but it will take quite some time to heal completely. I’ll call you and if you are free this weekend then you should come with us and help pick out some chickens!!ReplyCancel

  • Teddy Bear Journal - City Sleeker here! (Actually transplanted burbinite, but lived in the city long enough to be consider a city girl.) Still, as homesteaders, you’re gonna have to work at thinking “free.” I think it’s supposed to be part of the philosophy, but, obvious, not sure. Don’t think, “When we can afford it, we’ll buy….” Think, “Let me go on our local FreeCycle Network and see if anyone is willing to part with theirs?” Much easier to go visit it, then to have me explain it, but will give a quicky concept — folks, who don’t want to waste landfills, when they know what they have can be useful to others. Here’s the link — http://www.freecycle.org/

    Now, go and see if anyone wants to give you your molds today! Just don’t forget to return the favor by offering stuff you no longer need in return. And remember, “One Man’s trash, is another Man’s treasure! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Tia Julie - Hello City Sleeker,
    Thank you for mentioning the freecycle movement to my niece. I had heard about it here in Huntsville, but had forgotten all about it. So, is it a national thing? I will check on it here locally and see if I can get an answer. It is definetly a resource I need to know about. While I am doing my community service I often run across folks who just need help obtaining an item…..ReplyCancel

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