The making of a scoby

We moved into our apartment mid-February. I’ve been telling myself that “when we get settled I’ll…” do whatever…

Four (4) months later and I still haven’t done what I have set out to do. So many plans. So little time. 

Fred and I have been working a steady seven (yes 7) days per week. Trying to make ends meet. We are doing pretty well, but we cannot slow down quite yet.  We need to get a cushion put away for when things slow down, and they will. That is the nature of the business. 

Fred has been out of town this week and today is the very first day that I have taken a day off, meaning, I made NO plans to do anything with, or for, anyone else. I didn’t accomplish what I set out to do today (other than laundry) and I did manage to put together the ingredients to make my own Scoby for a new Kombucha brew.

Being that I do not have a scoby handy and really didn’t want to order one, or beg/borrow/steal one, I conducted some research to see how to grow my own. In about four weeks, we’ll see if I have been successful. 

I found a recipe on the Kitchn web site for how to make a scoby. I followed the instructions and we’ll see where it goes from there. If I am successful, I will take that new scoby and some starter Kombucha a brew my first batch. 

I made a batch of sweet tea, added some raw unfiltered Kombucha that I bought at the store, put a hat on the container (hopefully it will work), and placed it up in the corner of the cupboard that doesn’t get used.

Baby steps, right? Have to start somewhere!