Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
- here is how I grow the culture in a cooler with a bottle or two of hot water inside to provide the warmth. I usually make a quart of milk at a time, and fill the empty bottle with hot tap water then place it in the cooler while I heat and cool the milk. Using a bit stainless steel pot, I heat the milk to 180 then let it cool to about 110. The heat kills off any existing bacteria in the milk. Then I stir in a heaping spoonful of yogurt from the last batch, (or if I ate it all, I use plain Stonybrook farm or something with live cultres) and pour the culture milk into 2 or 3 pyrex containers. When I put the containers into the now warm cooler, I re-fill the bottle with hot tap water and close everything up (make sure your yogurt containers fit into the cooler along with the hot water) then I cover and let it sit, usually it takes overnight. In this photo, you can see I did not check for fit first, so I used 3 of those rubbermaid drink bottles instead of the quart milk bottle.
- I have been growing my hair out because I am lazy and cheap, then figured I'd really grow it while I was at it and donate the hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program, I grew 15 inches:
One 15-inch Ponytail!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We are still getting green beans - we already have about 15 bags in the freezer!
Here are the two latest butternuts: Larry and Moe!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
1 pair Lee jeans - $3.59;
1 pair pinstripe Lee pants - $3.59;
1 dark grey/forest green wide whale corduroy light jacket from Edie Bower - splurged at $5.99; and...
1 black leather "Fossil" shoulder bag - a little one - $1.00
On the garden front - Dave made a trellis for the raspberries and blackberries, I will post a photo tomorrow, but I had to brag about the thrift store today!
Also, found a very cool website of all things Halloween - and they have a whole section of paper toy templates you can print out on card stock and put together, be still my heart! So I made up the Hidden Cemetery and added a Hearse from the Hearse Playset! I have still to make Ravensblight Mannor to go next to the Cemetary and Ohhhhhhhh - I am going to make the Mechanical Bat too!