Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Herman #2

I am happy to report that Herman #2 is alive and well and living in our refrigerator!   Herman #1 had perished last summer, but Herman #2 is doing well.  It is almost scary to have something alive in the fridge that you feed and care for.  Sounds like something from a Saturday Sci-Fi channel movie.  Makes you want to open the door slowly and make sure Herman hasn't escaped and is ready to devour everything in sight.  If I open the door and the light doesn't come on.........do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do. (Twilight Zone theme)

Not much going on here in the "middle of  somewhere".  Had another no accumulation of snow last night. That isn't exactly true.  We were supposed to get less than a 1/2" of accumulation!  Looks like there may be 3 or 4" of less than  1/2" accumulation.  Of course the wind had to come up and blow all of the less than 1/2" of accumulation into a drift on the walkways around the house.  But once again it is good moisture that we need.  I really don't mind the snow.  From now on most of the snow we get will not last long.  Not like getting a 2 foot snow in late November that will be here until February.  By this time of winter I am getting antsy and am wanting to get things going outside and I just have to be patient.  Carol got a Kindel for Christmas, so we have been getting some books read that we couldn't find at the library.  We have just finished Terawatt by Des Michaels and I am reading The Walk by Lee Goldberg.  .  Also The Old Man and the Wasteland by Nick Cole.  I am just throwing these up in case anyone would like to read them. This is not a book review just saying they are a decent read.  They are all books of a post-disaster nature.

I lost my train of thought there for a bit. Almost forgot what is was talking about in the beginning.   Back to Herman #2,  for anyone not acquainted with sourdough bread,  Herman is the starter.  I don't want anyone to think we are growing weird shit in our refrigerator to speed up TEOTWAWKI.  Herman is what some of the old-timers called the starter.  Can't beat home-made sourdough bread or other things.  Not only that it is  healthy.  Put a little real butter on it and it is like my manna from heaven.  Notice I said real butter.  We don't use the "plastic" butter.  It would be sacrilegious to put that on sourdough bread.  Flies won't even land on "maybe butter."  You just can't put the good stuff on an inch thick.  That may do damage!

Quote of the day--"It would certainly slow down the aging process if it had to work its way through Congress!"--Will Rogers

Only one more day to hump day.  If there is much you need to do in the first half of the week, you better hurry.  God Bless all--johnnyb


  1. Oh, those books sound interesting. I, too, believe in being prepared.

    Perhaps I'll also have to get a Kindle someday...

  2. Dani--There are some inexpensive books available. I noticed on your home page that the temp in Capetown was 26 deg C. Ours here was 26 deg F. Quite a difference!

  3. I've tried to get a sourdough starter going a couple of times, but it hasn't worked out due to lack of care, but it is my most favorite bread!! Good luck with your new Herman:)

  4. Mystic Mud--Thanks. It is very good.