I have a solid dependable sourdough yeast that will be good for overnight proving using wholemeal flour. And I have a quick yeast I think I can keep exclusively for the breadmaking machine using lighter flour mixes. Anything from a straight Kamut to the lighter French flour mixes.
My next task is to contain speedy G. I had to tip off a load of the mixture from the glass jar into a large earthenware pot. This seems to have done the trick. Evidently the square Kilner Jar is a fast breeding environment! It seems to set this yeast into a frenzy. The French Le Parfait Jar being round does not seem to over excite the more mellow starter.
I feel exhausted and all I have been doing is babysitting these two starters most of the day. I did make another trial loaf in the breadmaker which has just been tuned out OK. This is mostly the Stoneground water mill flour. I saw an old 19th Centuary wooden dough trough at the auction. If I planned to start an artisan bakery it would be a fantastic bit of kit! Something tells me this naughty little speedy starter would love having a huge bread trough to wallow in.
It is usually a ten day process to get these starters stable and verified as reliable. I think I must be on day three, possibly day four. It feels like it’s been weeks! How can this be so exhausting?
Right I definately think it’s safe to evict the speedy G. Into the earthenware pot. I need a nap. It needs feeding again. I am too old for childminding! I have a dog that pesters, a Husband that has suddenly changed since folding His Napkin differently, and a Red Squirrel residing in my palm tree scaring of Crows. All in all a very nice Bizarre day.
I can’t get over that He wanted to fold His Napkin the same way I do. I forced an unwanted napkin fold on Him so that I could label the Napkin He was using. I never thought to ask Him how He would like His Napkin folded... The folding of ones napkin is a very personal signature in ones life.
So, so yes He has continued to fold His napkin the same as mine, except inside out. I should be flattered realy that He thinks my napkin fold is so desirable! Obviously a pivotal moment in our marriage...
I had to laugh at the Telegraph article about dogs getting avian flu. I wash my bird table off every morning. The bread that goes on my bird table is home baked. Full of seeds and seed flour. It also has a complex of anti pathogen herbs and spices in it. These birds that visit my table are de wormed, don’t have fleas or mites, and have very glossy and fluffy plumage. They all have very good rainbow coats in the morning light. If the dog manages to get bits of bread under the bird table it’s doing the same for her.
I would be more worried about a bit of shit falling from an airplane into my Mazda when I have the roof down than my dog getting avian flu... I had to explain to my Husband that these people in California I think it was, had a Human turd land on them through their open sun roof. Apparently it was from an airplane toilet flush. Now there’s a health hazard.
Perhaps all this dog shit all over our sand dunes isn’t irresponsible dog owners but leaky containment on the airplane toilet tanks. I bet they do drop shit on everything. Messy planes. They should be ashamed of themselves muck spreading all over the place.
Perhaps the problem is the actual make of that square jar. It’s a Ravenhead Kilner Jar. The culture didn’t like the jar evidently. Perhaps that was what the Raven was trying to tell me before he got shooed off by the Red Squirrel. He tapped the wood on my arch exactly the same five times in the same way I did to get that bread out of the tin this morning.
I must read the oart part about where Peter denies Jesus three times before the Cock crows. Anyway the bathroom shower curtain fell down this morning. It all seems too random not to be one of those breadcrumb days I get when I am not actually tuned in and talking to God. I have to watch everything and try to work things out.
I wonder how much that bread trough will go for. I can’t imagine making that much bread. Perhaps I could start a bread making club! It would be amazing to have a proper Stone Four, and fire it up once a week and actually bake bread on gorse wood. The real Jersey Cabbage loaf!
We are having Jersey Beans tonight for some roughage and Iodine. The weather is cooler and we actually lit our fire.
I pray to the Most High God, that he can do something about feeding people in Yemen and Gaza, and all the places under siege and suffering famine or neglect. Jesus fed thousands of people with a few loaves, He said we would be able to move mountains in prayer. Perhaps God could actually do a bit of a move round and give the Palestinians a bit more room and a lot of new springs.
You have to ask Him for very big things sometimes.