July 15, 2012

the next generation

Yesterday morning was a busy one for Mom and I. After months of talking and weeks of stressing, we made our presentation at Camp Laura, the children's accompaniment to LauraPalooza. We taught the five girls still remaining at camp how to make sourdough starter and biscuits from the dough. As a bonus we made homemade butter.

And it went well. The girls assured me they thought the biscuits were delicious and that they had fun. They even sat nicely as I read a chapter from By the Shores of Silver Lake -- the one where the Boasts come to Christmas and Ma and Laura teach Mrs. Boast how to make sourdough -- and asked me to keep going when I stopped.

It was a fun experience to share LIW with the next generation of fans. As part of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Research and Legacy Association, it is a responsibility I take pretty seriously. It is a bonus that I have fun doing it.

I will share the recipe for this in a future Reading in the Kitchen post, but I wanted to share some of the photos from our day. You can check out more in the album on my Facebook page.

Look for a few more posts about LauraPalooza this week. Thanks for following our adventure.

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