Hello from Oregon, USA. I'm Rennie and I've been lurking about Fresh Loaf for quite some time. My first goal was to learn how to make my own sourdough starter. My first effort was a failure; but, my second sourdough starter took off and after a few months has developed into the starter I had hoped I could create. It is amazing stuff! I've only made a couple of loaves of bread as yet. Both of them turned out nicely and wish I had taken pictures of them. I am a newbie at sourdough bread making and have learned so much from you all.