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||I moved to rural Missouri from a very small little farm in Arizona where, as a divorced mother, I raised four boys. A milk cow provided milk and homemade cheeses and steers, which I butchered for the freezer; sheep gave me meat, plus fleeces and yarn to spin; and I had the usual chickens and turkeys. A large garden and numerous fruit trees rounded out our diets and provided a small supplemental income. I've always loved doing things the old fashioned way and this lifestyle provided a good opportunity to practice the skills of our fore-bearers. I began baking as a child under my mother's watchful eye. Her gentle guidance helped me through the usual failures as I developed my skills. From making my own wedding cake to all my boys' birthday cakes, I have always enjoyed cake decorating. I am totally self-taught, but find learning experiences available everywhere. (It's funny how things so often can apply to cake decorating.) Art has always been something I've enjoyed, ever since childhood. I love to paint and carve and consider cake decorating another art form. Although I majored in entomology and animal husbandry in college, I find that cake decorating is truly my passion. I love to write and have written two books on self-sufficiency. I am also an avid reader. Aside from non-fiction DIY books, forensic, legal thrillers are my favorite genre. One of my difficulties is learning to be brief. If you have read this far, you can see for yourself! I love my life and look forward to each new day. You never grow too old to learn and I love learning.
||Painting & carving, gardening, baking, cooking, canning, raising livestock, spinning, sewing, hunting & fishing, writing, reading, etc.,etc.
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Peer Review Cake Club!
milkmaid42 posted in this thread in Cake Decorating 12/6/13 at 3:22pm | 562 replies | 29082 views
Finally giving up my carrot cake recipe
milkmaid42 posted in this thread in Recipes 12/5/13 at 9:19pm | 61 replies | 2826 views
Side of cake completely covered in flowers
milkmaid42 posted in this thread in How Do I? 11/26/13 at 4:14pm | 5 replies | 296 views
things NOT to ask/say to a baker!
milkmaid42 posted in this thread in Cake Decorating 11/26/13 at 2:25pm | 2370 replies | 192489 views
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milkmaid42 posted in this thread in Cake Decorating 11/26/13 at 6:07am | 200 replies | 5039 views
What do YOU think this is?
milkmaid42 posted in this thread in Cake Decorating 11/18/13 at 2:48pm | 19 replies | 520 views
milkmaid42 posted in this thread in How Do I? 11/13/13 at 1:42pm | 17 replies | 499 views
Painting Chocolate anyone??? And others :D
milkmaid42 posted in this thread in How Do I? 11/12/13 at 5:11pm | 5 replies | 130 views
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