Yes.....Norma's posts about making yogurt lured me in post by post, but it was Judy's easy peasy recipe that cinched it for me. Yogurt is very good for nursing (dog) mum's so the timing was right for me.
My first batch came out perfectly which of course encouraged me to continue. The second batch....pretty good too, but that third batch...um....not so good....actually it was a stinky mess.
Of course knowing that my cold drafty house had a lot to do with that failed batch, my next batch was carefully placed right next to the whelping box, which is the warmest spot in the house. Perfection! Knowing that the lack of consistent temperature was the problem had me looking at multi-batch yogurt makers. These machines will keep the yogurt at the right temperature while the yogurt cultures set. I'll let you know if it makes a difference. :)
Speaking of nursing mum's....little Miss Ellie Mae is getting bigger by the day.
Yes...we decided on Ellie Mae for our wee one. You may ask the question....what the heck does that have to do with "pink?" Well, the other day Skyy's breeder and I were jokingly calling her the little pink elephant in the corner of the whelping box, which led me to calling her Ellie...for Ellie~Phant. Ellie seems to have stuck so far, so unless her personality tells us that this is not the appropriate name for her, then Ellie~Mae it is. ;) It's funny how these puppy names evolve isn't it?
Believe it or not there has actually been some knitting happening here too. Remember how I declared 2010 the year of the sock? Well.... I made myself finish a few WIP's before I would allow myself to start something new. Finally they are finished and I am excited to start working on socks again. The first pair is from Cookie's book...Sock Innovation... Angee.
The yarn color that I chose is Beach Sand. I love how it matches the fabric that I will be using for a quilt along. It's funny how a certain group of colors will all of a sudden be attractive to you and then it's all you see. I'm looking forward to working on socks again. ;)