WOW! I have my first ever loaf of fresh bread cooling right now. It was a long process but I am sure it was worth every minute. Surprisingly I didn't get near as messy as I usually get when I bake, I only had a bit of flour on my hands and it little bit on my left elbow. I wish you all could smell this.
So I have included a few pictures. First is while it was in the oven... Second is after it was pulled out and I gave it a quick coat of butter.
I think I will try and find some more recipes for different breads to try.