Paul Bunyan Weekend

I usually spend my weekends chasing children and plotting the next baking exploit. This last one was a bit different. We had a break in the weather so I spent most of my free time working out in the yard, chopping holes for fence posts out of the extremely woody ground along the south edge of our lot. It was extremely hard work but it felt great — the perfect antidote to a week spent obsessing over a fussy pastry. I sorely need something to make me feel more…how can I say this…man-like.

However I’m not sure I’m fully recovered. Which is why this week I’m going to take on a baking project that takes tools: a circular saw, vise and a power drill with nice, fat 3/4″ flat bit. Oh yes. Just writing that is helping the masculinity flow back. Much better…definitely much better…

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