If you're using a 6 1/2 cup flour recipe-you should be ok subbing out 1-2 cups of flour for whole grain. I would get some Vital Wheat Gluten and add about 4 tsp. to make sure you get a good rise.
I was planning on adding 1 cup of Bob's Red Mill 8 grain hot cereal to my next loaf of sourdough-I would soak it in yogurt whey before adding it to the dough.
Good luck, I hope the bread turns out well!
That's a sweet bunch of babies! I think associating a smokey fire with a couple bites of hot dogs, (or other positive reinforcement)should go a long way, in getting him more acclimated. Plus, after the first trip-he'll see how much fun the other dogs are having-and he should learn to love it, bugs, smoke and all!
Having pets means accepting responsibility. Kids, pets, elderly parents, etc. can cramp your 'style'. You have to realize that you have acquired multiple pets-if that means an RV vacation is not practical-a true 'pet lover' does not go on such a vacation.
I have thru trial and error found a dry dog food that works well with my dogs. No recalls, no allergies, etc. I add a little cooked chicken to it, so they clean it up in no time. That eliminates problems in a multi-dog household. The Mastiff would eat until all food was gone-you can not just leave her to self-regulate her consumption.
That being said: I have known dogs that have absolutely refused to eat certain foods. They can get very ill, bloat, etc. A truly, stubborn dog, with a fussy appetite can be quite a challenge. Sometimes, you have to pick your battles.
Never been ask to show documents for my dog but we always bring our household filing box with ALL our Important documents in it when on the road, including current vaccinations on our pug. Not a big deal, no need to make it one.
I don't bring the originals, but I bring copies of important documents, including dog immunizations, and human meds/health info. ICE numbers, etc. No one has ever asked to see the pet info, but I know to bring it-rather than chance ruining a trip because someone asked to see it.
I have heard that steam can kill them. As mentioned, remove and discard all bedding. I would be cautious of other, 'surprises' that the previous owner has left. Check for leaks, rodents, other insects-and proceed with caution the first time you use the water/sewage system. Sterilize the system. After the bedbug eggs hatch-repeat the steam.
I would use the steam method, rather than setting off a toxic bomb in an RV.
They can hide behind wall socket plates, in the light fixtures. Assume they are everywhere-not just in the bedroom. You have be heavy-handed with the steam. I would imagine it would damage the wall paper.
I was hoping the cold temps during February would've knocked some of them out.
Lots of things are changing in the Burbs. When I was a kid, it was rare to see deer. Now, we have a HUGE population of deer in our neighborhood, coyotes, and turkey, too.
I've got to wonder what changes to the insects, plants, and bird species have evolved thru the years.
We have nesting eagles in PA. There are several eagle cams set up, so you can watch their progress. Last year, the pair nearest to me raised 3 chicks. This year they laid 2 eggs, but one cracked. Apparently, they eat rodents and road kill.
Here's my 2 cents: Yes, the rules at the campground say, 'Do not leave pets unattended in the RV'. A lot of people use their common sense, and leave their well-exercised pets (crated or not), AC and radio on, blinds down. The idea being that the dogs are comfortable, tired, and hopefully won't bark.
Dogs that travel frequently think of the RV as 'home'. They behave as if they were left home alone. When dogs get into a car, (toad) it's because they are being transported somewhere else, (the vet, park, etc.). They get excited. Much as a child, how would they like it if you drove them to Disneyworld, and told them to wait in the car while you went into the park?
IMHO: Dogs should be well-trained, time left alone should be kept at a minimum. The safest, most comfortable place for them would be safely contained in a temp. controlled RV.
I would not think leaving dogs in a car would be a wise idea. It's illegal in many places, it puts the dog at risk for being stolen, many people(me included) would call the police to report an animal or child left in a car.
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