Kid just loves him some cows (komos) wrote,
Kid just loves him some cows

That's a heck of a lot of begatting

A friend gifted me with a sourdough starter (which I've started calling "Lisette"), and over the course of the week I've been relearning bread making with good results. The staff at a certain library has benefited most from my efforts, first with a batch of crumpets and today with half a loaf of a modified Reinhart basic sourdough, respectively sent along with lime curd and spiced blueberry jam. In my office, a conversation about what I was doing led one coworker to ask for a starter of her own to have as a pet and promptly named it "Groucho."

E's excitement led to a weird and, most likely, a completely unmanageable idea. Were I to make more starters available, would any of you be interested in taking one for care and feeding? Taking it a step further, if you get a starter, would you be willing to share the name you give it (if any) and pass the same request along to anyone who you then pass starters to? I'm curious to see how far this can spread before maintaining the geometric progression of a semi-controlled microbial lineage becomes overwhelming.

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