I made yogurt!!!

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I made my first batch of yogurt the other day. My family likes to have yogurt fruit shakes as part of breakfast every day which can get expensive.

I used 2 cups of warm water in my blender and added 1 cup of non fat non instant powdered milk and wizzed it up. I then added 2 tablespoons of store bought yogurt and blended for a few seconds. I poured the mixture into small glass jars and placed them into a pot of warm water and put the lid on. I put the pot on a trivet and placed it onto my cookstove just near the water reservoir. In three hours I had nice firm yogurt. I refridgerated it immediately.

I wish I had done this sooner.

What have you done lately that you have been putting off because you thought I might not work out?? Share with us.

-- Silvia (organic_farmer@hotmail.com), February 28, 2002


After TEN years of asking my designated other to build a pump house at the water well, I built my own.

We had a freeze the other night, and my DO was working 200 miles away, as usual. I did what I thought was the best to do.... turn off pump and drain lines. Unfortunately, there was enough moisture in the pressure switch mechanism to freeze, and I had a big problem the next morning when I turned it back on.

That afternoon, I went to the lumberyard, bought plywood, came home and built a simple, easy to take down when I need to, pump house. There is a heat lamp in it, and now I don't have that worry any more.

-- Rose (open_rose@hotmail.com), February 28, 2002.

Good work Silvia and Rose. I too have found that I usually put off a new task longer than it would take to do it! I have been making bread by hand rather than with a bread machine. Something I put off for years, because it always seemed so technical and complicated. I have found it is not as hard as the instructions seem sometimes!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (me@home.net), February 28, 2002.

After months of procrastinating, I finally started quilting a loon wallhanging I started months ago, Amazingly, I found it peaceful and not nearly as hard as I thought it was.

-- Terran in VT (homefire@sover.net), February 28, 2002.

I recently made my own laundry soap. Anyone have a recipe for dish soap. I tried the laundry stuff but I gotta have SUDS-There are none with the other. This summer I 'm going to try soap.Karen

-- Karen (abbaskid61081@yahoo.com), March 01, 2002.

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