Yesterday we visited Swede Farm. We really appreciate the tour of their family goat farm and dairy operation.
Ephraim’s buddy got to hold a one-day-old baby goat, and we got to bring home some delicious fresh milk and yogurt. We also saw some turkeys, chickens, alpacas, and dogs. Thanks to the sweet Carlson family for hosting our visit and providing us with great products! We will be buying more good stuff from these guys at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market.
Ephraim is half a year old!! I cannot believe it! He’s so much fun, and is developing a lovely little personality. We love him to pieces.
Ephraim is so calm and happy when we’re outside! Actually, he’s calm and happy most of the time–but especially outside! The weather has been pretty much perfect lately. Pictures turn out 100 times better outside too! We had a little photo shoot the other day.
We’re not doing so great at getting any family pictures, but here’s a couple of our big boy with Mom and then with Dad.
Ephraim has been practicing his project management skills. He oversaw Daddy’s pizza dough making operation last night.
Ephraim is sitting up pretty well on his own!!
One of my favorite moments of our day is after Ephraim’s nap, I change his diaper and then stand him up on his changing table to play with his little bug friends on his mobile above the table. He’s always so peaceful and makes that curious little face. It makes me happy.
After a year of bread baking struggles to create a respectable loaf of bread, and after lots of perseverance and experimentation, I have finally made 3 great loaves of bread in a row!! I feel like I can finally say that I have some idea what I’m doing with this bread baking thing! Thanks to my smaller, 8.5 x 4.5 in pan and Peter Reinhart’s delayed fermentation recipe from his whole wheat bread cookbook, I’m so pleased!
I’ve been wanting to go to the Houston Zoo for a very long time, but I’ve always thought it would be much more fun with kids. Ephraim and I went with our friends last week and enjoyed the beautiful weather and all the animals and trees and flowers.
The highlight for me was these enormous African cattle with the biggest horns I’ve ever seen!