After sifting through the wonderful posts from all of you, I finally felt prepared to take on the country loaf. While my loaves were a little overproofed during the final rise, and I had some trouble scoring, they still came out pretty well:
Then, because I'd read so many comparisons to/recommendations for the No Knead Bread, I thought I'd try my hand at that too!
So, thanks again TFL members! You helped me through my first two real bread baking experiences, and for that I'm very grateful :)