Greetings from Kentucky!
I've been lurking on this site for a few months, and just started actually baking bread within the last month. I attribute a large part of my success to the knowledge I have gleaned from this site, and figured it was about time I introduced myself.
My name's Amy, and I'm a 25 year-old New England transplant newlywed trying to make my way as a homemaker. I've been baking cookies, pies, and quick breads for a long time now, and became interested in baking bread while living with my sister and brother-in-law during my final semester of college. My brother-in-law started baking his own bread while I was there, and it piqued my curiosity. Only once the insanity of wedding planning and moving from Maine to Kentucky was well behind me did I indulge my curiosity and pick up a few bread books (Reinhart's BBA and WGB).
My first loaf of bread was a plain white sandwich loaf which turned out lovely, but not particularly to my taste...so I dove headfirst into WGB in my attempt to make a whole wheat sandwich loaf. This was the result:
I can now officially say I'm addicted!