I have been meaning to post about my birthday present from Ethel Louise (welcome to blogland!) for about six weeks now. (You know, because my birthday was six weeks ago.) Ethel is a fantastic baker, and she gifted me my very own sourdough starter, complete with bread-baking instructions. I was going to wait until I actually baked bread to share this, but let’s face it — that might not happen until after the exams are over. I ignored all non-writing responsibilities last week, and then panicked about forgetting to feed my sourdough starter (it still needs a name) its weekly meal. Ethel says it is very, very hard to kill (unlike my motivation).

Last night I gave it white and whole wheat flour, and happily watched as new bubbles rose to the surface. I need my brain to start bubbling with thoughts again, too, as I am by no means done with this exam process! (Just past the most anxiety-inducing one of the three.)

More knitting soon, I promise.


5 thoughts on “(re)starter.

  1. Great birthday gift! Don’t laugh , but I have some sourdough starter in my fridge which was originally started in the ’90’s. It’s dormant. Every now and then I re-start it and give it it’s meal. It has a few siblings in other smaller containers too. Lol. Thanks for the reminder as I should make sure they are all still “alive”.

  2. Yummy! Sour dough bread, people don’t realize how fortifying good bread can be.

    Keep up the good work with your exams and remember to make time for yourself. If you don’t give yourself time to recoup you can’t be your best…Sounds like time to knit!

  3. Wow. How weird. I just found your post and have started a starter myself just today. Good luck with yours!

  4. what a nice gift! I didn’t know you had to feed it every week, that’s cool. Good luck with the rest of your exams!

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