Friday, 12 April 2013

A New Pet

After a much better day on Wednesday, Thursday was back to the more typical style for this year, cold and cloudy. Late in the afternoon we had a little light rainfall, the first precipitation of the month. We’re certainly being made to wait for some spring weather and a lift in the temperature.

I've been watching Paul Hollywood’s series on bread making and the last episode, making sourdough bread, convinced me to have a go. So our new pet was born yesterday and is starting to grow. We haven’t decided on a name yet but I’m sure we’ll come up with something suitable. Its first feed will be late this afternoon.

Just in case you’re wondering and didn't see the programme Paul Hollywood suggested thinking of a sourdough start as a pet that needs regular feeding and looking after and goes on to produce starter dough - well forever. 

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. Good going, Martyn! Did you use grapes or just flour and water? Looking forward to hearing of your sourdough escapades.

    1. Just flour and water. Wasn't too sure I guarantee organic grapes. Look out for updates.


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