Living in a country area, we have many farms and it is tradition, or a way of farming life, that you bake your own bread if you are a farmer’s wife. You grow the wheat and you have your own flour. I suppose this is why it happens. I have a colleague, she married a farmer, and now and again I would pay her a visit to see her animals and take a few photos.
I often met her in the kitchen where she was waiting for the dough to rise to bake some bread. This is one of the photos I took.
Of course any genuine bread baking farmer’s wife also has a suitable oven. You do not bake bread for one day, but for a whole week, and the smell was fantastic.
I too have had my bread baking days, but they are now long ago. I even had a bread machine, but it is work. Who knows, with the new normal we now have, realising that not everything as not as it used to be, I might even begin to bake bread again, although……. if you buy enough bread you can always put it in the freezer.