Monday, March 29, 2010

Baby, It's Wet Outside

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. ~Langston Hughes

It's raining.

I shouldn't complain, but ... we just didn't have the best weather in the world this weekend, though yesterday was better. Still cold, but not unbearable. However, they are predicting sunshine and near 70 degrees starting on Thursday - YAY!!!

I found bulbs growing UNDER my front steps yesterday. Best guess? The chipmunk that used to live there (the one I live-trapped a week or two ago) must have nabbed them from somewhere and brought them home to eat later. And they grew. I'll frequently find masses of sunflowers growing where the chippie buried sunflower seeds. It must really frustrate them to go back to where they buried their food and find... nothing.

Anyway, I dug up the bulbs and moved them. I don't recognize the foliage, though, so it'll be a surprise for me when they bloom.

DD finished a second 1000 piece puzzle yesterday and nearly finished a third. She's having so much fun working them! I heard somewhere that keeping your mind busy as you get older helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's. I should be safe.

I made yogurt on Saturday, and the most interesting thing occurred. The yogurt set, but the top of each glass was FULL of liquid that I dumped out, probably 3/4" deep (the jars are only about 4" tall, so that was a LOT). The only thing I did differently this time was use off-brand milk. I almost NEVER buy the cheap milk (I prefer to use either organic or, at the very least, the "no growth hormones, no antibiotics" milk and you can only get that in brand name) but I was at Target and they only had the cheap stuff or Hood and we wanted to use the jug for our greenhouses. Since Hood comes in a "light block bottle", we couldn't use that one, so I got the other.

I found, while reading about food in one book or another, that the way they "make" milk (in all it's various fat content forms) is by skimming off ALL the cream/fat first so that all milk starts as skim, and then adding back in the fat to meet whatever content they're making: 1%, 2% or whole.

I wonder... do you suppose that the cheap milk uses a different process?

I'm puzzled by this and now am driven by the need to find out.

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Your Bed Says You Have Your Head in the Clouds



Outward appearances are very important to you. You do your best to look good and have an attractive home.

You try to be an organized person, but you often fall behind. Certain parts of your life tend to fall into chaos.

You are very high maintenance. You like everything a certain way, and you're grumpy if things aren't the way you like them.

In relationships, you tend to kick back and let the other person be in charge.

You tend to be a dreamy, head in the clouds type of person. You think in terms of possibilities.

You are a bit of a homebody, but you can also make yourself at home anywhere.



Hmmm... maybe 75% right.

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5 comments:

Dru said...

That is very interesting about the milk process. Let us know what you find out.

Your Bed Says You Are Down to Earth

Outward appearances are very important to you. You do your best to look good and have an attractive home.

You try to be an organized person, but you often fall behind. Certain parts of your life tend to fall into chaos.

You are not very high maintenance in general, but you are high maintenance about a few things.

In relationships, you tend to be quite dominant. You enjoy taking charge.

You tend to be a down to earth, practical person. You think in terms of what is actual.

You are a bit of a homebody, but you can also make yourself at home anywhere.


It's 50% correct

Have a great Monday.

J.A. Saare said...

Not sure about the milk but I can report that we have SUN today and not rain. Yay!

Andrea Allison said...

Sometimes I wish we had some sunflowers growing in our yard. All we have are roses which are beautiful in themselves, but I like sunflowers too. I don't know maybe we'll plant some.

Brandy said...

I had no idea that's how they processed and "made" the different milk fats. Odd. And a genuine mystery to solve, cool!
I have no flowers except one rose bush, so have no idea about bulbs. But, them going back and finding nothing is kind of funny. *g*
"Your Bed Says You Have Your Head in the Clouds
Outward appearances are very important to you. You do your best to look good and have an attractive home.
You are an organized and disciplined person. You do the right thing because you want to, not because people expect you to.
You are very high maintenance. You like everything a certain way, and you're grumpy if things aren't the way you like them.
In relationships, you tend to be quite dominant. You enjoy taking charge.
You tend to be a dreamy, head in the clouds type of person. You think in terms of possibilities.
You are a bit of a homebody, but you can also make yourself at home anywhere."

Mostly accurate, however my personal appearance? HAHAHA! I try, but end up looking messing and dowdy. *sigh*

I hope you're having a good day and that the sun decided to visit!

Diane Craver said...

I used to make my own yogurt. I should again.

Love Langston Hughes!

I rec'd the same you did when I took the quiz. I think some of it fits me.