I've been installing blinds and thermal blackout curtains today, but I can't seem to keep up with the path of the sun, so I've been standing in sunny windows all day. Blaaaaah. It's supposed to get to 102 degrees today. I hope my plants survive it. I've got 2 curtains and one blind up and now I'm taking a break. Maybe these curtains will make it cheaper to heat and cool the place.
The solar dehydrator's frames are all cut and sanded. Now I have to assemble them. But more important was surviving this hot day. Yeah. By standing in sunny windows. Ow. Well, at least my one roommate will be cooler, I started by taking care of him.
I made yogurt the other day and it came out fine. All I did was insert about half a tiny container of yogurt (I ate the other half) into about half of a half gallon of organic milk (I used the other half in baking and coffee) shake it up and leave them out in the warm for 12 hours. Then I put them in the fridge. I just used the milk carton, which I opened all the way, but held it back together with a clothespin.
I might point out, I made sure not to get any spit on the half of the yogurt that I didn't eat - I spooned what I ate out into something else first. Trying to be hygienic and all. This yogurt I made is a little soupier than store bought. One could strain it through a cloth to get "Greek" yogurt, or add gelatin as they sometimes do with commercial yogurt. I didn't bother. It's ok that it's soupy. It was also cream-top because it was unhomogenized. Yum.
It was just a way to keep that last half of the milk from spoiling. Now I have a few more days to consume it. Sometimes I make cheese instead. I'm just not much of a milk drinker so milk doesn't get consumed very fast at my house, then I have to do something to it.
Moving all this crap around to get at the windows, I realize what a pack rat I am. Some of this junk will have to go. Old headshots by the hundreds in a box from when I was trying to make it in show biz. Two plaques for Worst Deal of the Year from the real estate club I belonged to. An old distinctive ring box that I never used. An analog answering machine. But I don't have a land line anymore, and my fax machine already had distinctive ring built in, so I never used the other device. Yup, it's gotta go.
Time for more yogurt. Mm, cold yogurt. Then maybe I can face the next window.
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