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Braided sweet bread is a delicious and gorgeous homemade bread that looks as good as it tastes. With a sweetened golden top crust and fluffy bread inside, you’re going to love this sweet bread recipe.
Sweet bread is really popular during Spring as people seek out sweet braided Easter bread recipes. This braided bread is perfect for the holidays, fun dinner parties, or simply wanting to enjoy the fun of making a loaf of homemade bread from scratch

Ingredients:
500g All Purpose Flour / Typ 550
1Tsp Salt
50g Sugar
250 ml lukewarm milk
8g active dry Yeast or 20g fresh Yeast
75g Butter (unsalted)
1 Egg
1Tsp Lemon peel
1 Egg Yolk
1Tbl Milk
Pearl Sugar

Preheat oven to 200C / 392F
after 15 minutes reduce heat to 175C / 347F you might want to cover the loaf with some Parchement Paper if it seems to get to dark.

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Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin : https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

Our Wood Fired Pizza Oven slowly takes shape and looks already somewhat like a "to be Oven". The Fire Bricks are in place and the Refractory Mortar needs to cure, before we can finish filling the gaps.
We hope that our DIY Pizza Oven project inspires you to build one for yourself so you can enjoy many different meals - not just Pizza - or bake awesome crusty bread.
If you happen to start with our Part 4 of our Videos, no worries, here are the Links to Part 1, 2 and 3 of our Wood Fired Oven Project.
👉 Part 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FiagiDrR5Jrx/
👉 Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Vbsta8OKnjbH/
👉 Part 3: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Pu1JMS8d6YH9/

Materials we used to build our Oven:
Quick Crete Cement for the foundation.
Cinder Blocks for the Base
Patio Stones
Firebricks 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 9"
Firebricks 1 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 9"
Sairset 3000 Refractory Mortar to be used for the Firebricks

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin : https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

This week we fill the Sub - Irrigated Planter with the so important Soil mixture. We talk about all the needed components and how to fill the Planter and a lot more. So far, our Winter indoor Growing experiment turned out to be a full success. And we are going to use the same Idea in our outdoor Garden as well.
If you have missed Part 1 where we show how we build our indoor wicking beds - no problem, here is the link:
👍 https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

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Here is the link to the Grow Lights we are so excited about:
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Here are some more Videos you might like:
👉 DIY - FLOW THROUGH VERMICOMPOSTING BIN https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👉 How You Can Easily Set Up Your Own Vermicompost https://www.bitchute.com/video/1wi7m3FzR77w/

This week we talk about our newest Project. Indoor Gardening during Winter with sub-irrigated Planters also called Wicking Bed.
Sub-irrigation is the process of watering plants from below, instead of above. The sub-irrigated planter works when you pour water into the fill tube and it flows down into a chamber of
pipes below the soil. Once the chamber is full, the water wicks up through the soil and seeps into
plants’ roots. This system helps to keep soil consistently moist so you won’t have to water as often. Evaporation is very little to not existent, less watering means less Water used, less time spent watering. Which also means you can go for a trip or vacation without worrying about your precious plants 😉

Here is the link to Part 2:
👉 https://www.bitchute.com/video/M8czIGrbpap0/

Materials used in the Video:
102 L Tough Tote
4in Perforated flexible Drain Pipe
Weed Stop Fabric
Tuck Tape
1/2in PVC Hose
Funnel
Hot Glue Gun
Cordless Drill
Forstner Bit 5/8in
Hack Saw to cut the Drain Pipe
Measuring Tape

******Help Support the Homestead*******
If you shop on Amazon.com or Amazon.ca, you can do us a big favor by clicking on this link before you shop! It doesn't cost you any extra and in some cases may even save you some money. We just get a small commission from each item you purchase for sending you to Amazon.

Here is the link to the Grow Lights we are so excited about:
👉 Amazon.ca: https://amzn.to/3acoFwP
👉 Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/3d5lEA0 (It is not exactly the same as we use but very similar)

We love to hear from you, no matter if you like to comment on the Video or want to connect through Social Media:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👉 DIY - FLOW THROUGH VERMICOMPOSTING BIN https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👉 How You Can Easily Set Up Your Own Vermicompost https://www.bitchute.com/video/1wi7m3FzR77w/

The Oven slowly takes shape and the burning chamber is soon to be finished. We hope that our DIY Pizza Oven project inspires you to build one for yourself so you can enjoy many different meals - not just Pizza - or bake awesome crusty bread.

I you happen to start with Part 3 of our Videos, no worries here are the links to Part 1, 2 & 4 of our Wood Fired Oven Project.
👉 Part 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FiagiDrR5Jrx/
👉 Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Vbsta8OKnjbH/
👉 Part 4: https://www.bitchute.com/video/PFLZbDzhB3Wj/

Materials we used to build our Oven:
Quick Crete Cement for the foundation.
Cinder Blocks for the Base
Patio Stones
Firebricks 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 9"
Firebricks 1 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 9"
Sairset 3000 Refractory Mortar to be used for the Firebricks

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin : https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

In this Episode, Petra explains how you can easily Set up your very own Vermicompost.
From preparing your bin to adding the worms! With info on how to maintain your own "Black Gold Producer".
Using Red Wiggler Worms (Eisenia fetida) transforming kitchen scraps into Worm Castings, a wonderful Fertilizer for you Garden and Plants.
If you would like to build your own Bin, by using just a few simple tools, no problem we have covered that as well for you!
Here is the link to the Video: 👉 https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Wood Fired Pizza Oven build with Firebricks: https://www.bitchute.com/playlist/g1qzq2UsdErB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

After the foundation is finished, we finally can start building the base for the Oven from Cinder Blocks and to secure them in place we used PL Premium Polyurethane Construction Adhesive. We just managed to finish the base before a Thunderstorm hit and we had to stop working on our Project. We hope that our DIY Pizza Oven project inspires you to build one for yourself so you can enjoy many different meals - not just Pizza - or bake awesome crusty bread.

I you happen to start with Part 2 of our Videos, no worries here are the links to Part 1,3 & 4 of our Wood Fired Oven Project.
👉 Part 1: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FiagiDrR5Jrx/
👉 Part 3: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Pu1JMS8d6YH9/
👉 Part 4: https://www.bitchute.com/video/PFLZbDzhB3Wj/

Materials we used to build our Oven:
Quick Crete Cement for the foundation.
Cinder Blocks for the Base
Patio Stones
Firebricks 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 9"
Firebricks 1 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 9"
Sairset 3000 Refractory Mortar to be used for the Firebricks

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin : https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

In this Video, Petra is building a Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin, to be used indoors during the Winter. After experimenting with different styles of bins, she decided that the wood build frames, which stack on each other, is the best and easiest way to produce wonderful fertilizer for the Garden by using Red Wiggler Worms (Eisenia fetida), which do all the work by eating kitchen scraps and turning waste into useful "Black Gold". Build it any size you like, add as many frames as you like and adjust to your specific needs. Saving horizontal space due to the vertical build.
Here is the link to Part 2 on How you can easily set up your own Vermicompost:
👉 https://www.bitchute.com/video/1wi7m3FzR77w/

Material and Tools used in the Project:
Lumber:
1x3x18 inches, 2 pieces
1x3x34 inches, 2 pieces
1x4x18 inches, 4 pieces
1x4x24 inches, 4 pieces
Lumber scrap pieces to cut stopper and handle
White Hardboard Panel 24x24x1/8
Sheet of Clear Polyethylene 6 mil
Wire Mesh or Hardware Cloth - I used 1/4 inch hole size
Wood screws 4x1 and Flat Washer
Brass screws 1 1/2 inch
Plastic Funnel
Tuck Tape
Cordless Drill
Hammer
Staples and Electric Stapler
Snip or any tool that can cut the Wire Mesh

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Wood Fired Pizza Oven build with Firebricks: https://www.bitchute.com/playlist/g1qzq2UsdErB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

Watch us build a Wood Fired Pizza Oven for the backyard / garden. This is the first time we have ever built a pizza oven and we used cinder blocks for the base of the oven on top of a concrete foundation. For the burning chamber we used fire bricks. Covered the entire exterior of the dome with Sairset 3000 Refractory Mortar.
We hope that our DIY Pizza Oven project inspires you to build one for yourself so you can enjoy many different meals - not just Pizza - or bake awesome crusty bread.

Here are the links to Part 2, 3 and 4 of our Wood Fired Oven Project.
👉 Part 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Vbsta8OKnjbH/
👉 Part 3: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Pu1JMS8d6YH9/
👉 Part 4: https://www.bitchute.com/video/PFLZbDzhB3Wj/

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin : https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

One thing we like to do for our Chickens is fermenting their feed. Todays Video shows how we (usually Petra) do it. It is easy and quickly done after you got into a routine. In the Video, Petra mentions some extras, like Kelp, what we like to mix into the fermented Grain to ensure a complete balanced feed.

Here is some extra info, not mentioned in the Video:

Kelp:
- Kelp Meal is made from dried ocean seaweed that is then ground up. A valuable supplement that provides vitamins, minerals, amino acids and carbohydrates that in general, improve the overall health of chickens
- Vitamins include A, B1, B6, (NIACIN), B9 (Folate), B12, D, E, and K. Also iron, iodine and Calcium.
It also includes important trace minerals–phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium as well as lower levels of leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, tyrosine and histidine.

Fermenting:
Lacto fermentation is an anaerobic process that preserves and enhances food. Lacto fermented food contains live Lactobacillus, a beneficial bacteria that helps normalize the acidity in the stomach, provides digestive balance, aids in the absorption of nutrients, neutralizes toxic compounds, and strengthen overall immunity. When it comes to chickens, fermented feed has been found to increase egg weight, shell weight and shell thickness; boost the chickens intestinal health by forming a natural barrier to acid-sensitive pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella; and lowered their consumption of feed. Not only does fermentation preserve the vitamins in your grains, it also creates new vitamins, primarily B vitamins like folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin. The higher quality your feed, the more your chickens will gain from lacto fermentation. You can ferment your current feed, might it be crumbles, pellets, scratch, cracked or whole grains and seed.

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👍 Make your own Mozzarella Cheese for authentic Neapolitan Pizza: https://www.bitchute.com/video/Gw5EwUNesDcv/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin : https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

Have you ever had fresh Mozzarella? I am not talking about the brick style Mozzarella you can buy in the Grocery Store and grate to top your Pizza. I am talking the fresh white soft Italian Mozzarella that you can make and eat right away. Traditional the Mozzarella is made from Buffalo Milk, but since we don't have any here in Canada we use Jersey Milk.

In this instructional video, Petra shows you how to make Quick Mozzarella in minutes, using the Water Bath method. So you are able to create a traditional Italian Caprese Salad the same day or a delicious Pizza, just minutes after you made your Mozzarella. There will be another Video on the Salad and how we bake Pizza in a Wood Fired Oven fairly soon.

Ingredients used:
• 4 Liter of Organic whole Jersey Milk (non Homogenized, non Ultra Pasteurized)
• 1 1/2 Tsp Citric Acid dissolved in 1 cup / 250 ml cold – non chlorinated Water
• 1/4 Tsp single strength Rennet mixed into 1/4 cup / 60 ml cold – non chlorinated Water
• 1/4 cup Sea Salt

Equipment needed:
• Stainless Steel Pot, or Steamer Pan – if you use the Steamer Pan you will need a set up with a Water Bath and a Sous Vide.
• Curd Knife
• Slotted Spoon
• Measuring Spoons
• Ladle
• Measuring Cups
• Thermometer
• Timer

For the Stretching:
• A Pot to heat the Water (4 Liter) or the Whey if you decide to use it.
• A Bowl of Ice Water
• A Handheld Strainer
• A Spoon

If you would like to connect, here are our social media links:
💥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurGreatLittleHomestead
💥Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/great_little_homestead/?hl=fr-ca

Here are some more Videos you might like:
👉 How you can easily make German Braided Sweet Bread aka -Hefezopf- : https://www.bitchute.com/video/8smO2GR4AvP8/
👉 DIY - Wood Fired Pizza Oven build with Firebricks: https://www.bitchute.com/playlist/g1qzq2UsdErB/

Ideas for your Garden:
👍 DIY - Flow Through Vermicomposting Bin : https://www.bitchute.com/video/pTUcAMp1sCIB/
👍 Build Your Own Sub - Irrigated Planter / Wicking Bed Part 1 : https://www.bitchute.com/video/IKs6eLoHmXSK/

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Join us in our adventure of turning 1 Acre of Land into a Homestead. From DIY Projects to Gardening, caring for Animals, Cheese & Sausage making, Smoking Meat & Fish to cooking indoors and outdoors. We plan on uploading new Videos ones a week here on the channel. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram, other Social Media Channels will come soon.