A moment of silence, please
Starter A and Starter B departed this earthly plain yesterday afternoon after a brief and uneventful life. After a short memorial, they were buried at sea.
Having wiped a tear from my eye (maybe if was just flour dust), I decided that just because these 2 starters didn't take doesnt' mean that I need to stop the experiment. So, before the disposal had stopped running, I mixed up 2 more batches of starter. These are being called Thing 1 and Thing 2 (I'm a Dr. Seuss fan). They are a 30/30g mix of rye flour and water. This time I covered both of them with a damp rag instead of cheesecloth hoping that they won't dry out. Thing 1 resides on the refrigerator, and Thing 2 is taking shelter in a dry spot outdoors so it doesn't drown during our current rain storm.
Today is day 2, so I gave them both a quick stir and put them back in their places. Tomorrow will be their first feeding.......we'll see what happens.