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Have you thought about getting a mixer with a dough hook? It might save your back and your wrist a lot of pain, and with the amount of bread you make it could be worth it financially, too. They aren't too $$ if you get them used, and the kitchenaid variety last forever.
Well it looks like it finally might happen. And it literally took a backside full of mediation. I wasn't able to make bread this weekend. Ended up in the ER with a strained back. Between the shots and meds I slept from Friday to late Sunday night. So for the first time sense last November I had to buy a loaf of bread. It's still in the walmart bag. If I can somehow manage to get a few loaves off I feed this bread to the birds. But right now there's no way I'll be able to lean forward and knead bread dough. What I can talk about is that apple bread I made. To assemble the bread the recipe said to roll the dough out to an 18 by 18 square. Sprinkle all the apples, brown sugar and all. Then fold this up and cut it into one inch chunks. Did just that. So imagine trying to keep brown sugar and eggs together. This got sloppy real quick. The recipe said to scoop this stuff up and place it in the well lined bread pans. First i'd like to say the bread was great. The reason I could taste the bread is because all the apples went to the bottom and all the brown sugar and eggs seeped out to the bottom and sides. So it was a bit like eating bread with a bit of apple pie. I plan on making the bread part by itself because it was really good bread. But I don't think I'll be making this apple thing again.

The bread recipe is really close to my go to recipe. The main difference is it has a higher hydration and cooks at a higher tempt. These two things alone give this bread a different flavor. Bread is unique because cooking times and temperature actually change the flavor of the bread. It's going to be fun to see how this bread turns out without all the apples and stuff in it. Hopefully this weekend. Will have to see how this old body is coming along.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Paging all Flickr users!
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on April 23, 2018, 05:38:41 pm »
This is why I put my stuff on SoFurry :P
general non-furry discussion / Paging all Flickr users!
« Last post by Kobuk on April 23, 2018, 12:20:31 pm »
First it was Photobucket screwing their customer base long ago. Now it may be Flickr and SmugMug.  :o  >:(  I just got the following in an email today.

We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers.

SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we’ll continue to focus on you, the Flickr members who inspire us all with your work.

Nothing will change immediately with regard to your Flickr account. You will still access Flickr with your current login credentials and you will have the same Flickr experience as you do now. We will continue to work to make your Flickr experience even better.

We think you are going to love Flickr under SmugMug ownership, but you can choose to not have your Flickr account and data transferred to SmugMug until May 25, 2018. If you want to keep your Flickr account and data from being transferred, you must go to your Flickr account to download the photos and videos you want to keep, then delete your account from your Account Settings by May 25, 2018.

If you do not delete your account by May 25, 2018, your Flickr account and data will transfer to SmugMug and will be governed by SmugMug’s Terms and Privacy Policy.

Read more detailed FAQs about this transition on the Flickr Blog.

We’re happy that Flickr is your home for photography and we look forward to the next chapter in our adventure together as we join the SmugMug family.
The Flickr Team
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on April 23, 2018, 09:22:19 am »
It seems President Trump is out to distroy or disrupt
anything Obama did or tried to do. This includes the
Treaty with Iran on nuclear weapons. In May Trump
will need to approve an extension of this treaty with
Iran. If Trump fails to do so will the leader of N Korea
feel he can trust any deal Trump makes. Only time
will tell.

Trump is already trying to say N Korea has agreed to
get rid of it's nuclear weapons, but this is wrong or
a lie by Trump. The N Korea leader has promised to
stop working on nuclear weapons and missils to see
what deal he can make with Trump.

Trump is trying to brag he is responsible for the N Koreans
agreement to meet with him. Actually I think it's China
who is telling the N Korean leader to meet with Trump. A
war with N. Korea would cause massive numbers of   
refugees to leave N Korea for China.  I really doubt
if China wants to deal with that.

I hope a deal to rid N Korea of nuclear weapons is
possible, but I doubt if Trump can accomplish it.
If he does I will give him full credit for doing so. I
will give him full credit if he blows it up too. I don't
think Trump has the patience to do so. He wants
instant success.

Trump is calling for voters to put more republicans
in congress even though the GOP controls both
houses now. He claims the Democrats ore obstructing
his work even though he and the GOP control government.
I am sure if the democrats take the house this fall he
will try to claim any failure of his will be due to the

If the democrats try to impeach him he will call it a
witch hunt. Since it would take a 2/3 vote iln the
senate to kick Trump out it's likely he will stay till
2020 unless enough GOP members vote to do so.
I doubt if there are enough GOP members with the
backbone to  turn against Trump for anything.

 Not as long as over 70% of registered republicans
support him.

The main reason the GOP has control is due to
republicans having a greater interest in voting
than many democrats do. otherwise the GOP
would stay in the minority.

You can find out more at the following links.

furry greetings / Re: Happy Birthday.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on April 23, 2018, 07:49:27 am »
Happy Birthday to you firelight.

Hope you have a fine day.

"Tosses you some chocolate chip cookies and a big cupcake with
a candle on it."

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
furry lite™ / Re: You Know That Summer's Officially Here When...
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on April 22, 2018, 10:17:12 am »
...the road signs turn "construction orange".
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on April 22, 2018, 08:27:38 am »
Is enough being done to protect the integrity of our election
process for 2018? Who can say. So far the GOP and Trump
doesn't seem to care or to even acknowledge that Russia
tried to interfere with the 2016 election, and likely helped
elect Trump over H Clinton.  Perhaps to put the senate in
the hands of the GOP as well.

Could it be they are hoping that Russia will continue to
help them win elections? If so it could asnwer the why they
aren't doing much if anything to stop Russian interference. I
am sure they would deny such plans.

Fortunately most states are working to safeguard voting even
though President Trump hasn't done anything to encourage it.
He wants us all to think he won the election on his own. The idea
fo needing help to do anything hurts his ego.

When will Trump stop taking advice from Fox News on how to
run the country? It seems he thinks it's the voice of his voting
base. Well only perhaps 3 million people watch Fox, and I
doubt if all of those believe all they say.

Trump should be getting his information from those who know
the facts. Not from those tossing conspiracy theories at their
viewers. Fox appears to be the voice of the far right billionaire
class, and not the voice of the American majority.

You can find out more at the following links.

general non-furry discussion / Re: What really "grinds your gears"?
« Last post by Varg the wanderer on April 22, 2018, 04:54:15 am »
One and a half projects, one lab report (big lab), one math test (bombed first one, need to do well on this one),and three problem sets all due before Friday.
furry greetings / Re: Hey! Hi! Hello!
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on April 21, 2018, 10:16:46 pm »
Welcome to Furtopia, Rammy! Enjoy your stay!  (:
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