Kombucha, What?!

I just need you all to know that I have made a critical error of judgement.

Today, after reading blog posts that in no way warned me for what was to come, I tried to dehydrate my kombucha and jun SCOBYs to create dog treats.

The blogs whispered sweet nothings in my mind about how happy the dogs would be with their new treats, about what a great way this would be to waste not a thing from the fermenting process, and that the dehydration would take the nasty slime aspect away from the brewing process.

Nothing warned me that when I walked back inside after an hour long break it would smell like the stinky toes of an entire cross country running team were festooned around my head like Rastafarian dred locks.

No. Really. It’s the worst smell of my life.

I had no idea.

So – I’m tagging this post for anyone else on the internet so that someone, somewhere warned the future searcher that if you try to do this at home you might want to find a new home for awhile.

My eyes are literally watering. I’d welcome changing an acidic blow out diaper right now.

This past week I took a Facebook fast and I learned a few things.

First, I have a Facebook twitch. I had to uninstall the app on my phone because my thumb automatically twitches over to the fb app out of habit and that’s not going to be helpful when you’re trying to take a break.

Second, there are social media platforms that don’t yell at each other. Or maybe it is just that on fb I’m friends with everyone and on other apps it’s less diversified. I’m not sure… but I like other places better for how I feel after I scroll.

Third, as much as I would love to kick fb to the curb, I’m not going to be able to do so right now. Too many of my information resources about animal care, homeschooling, etc. are tied up into fb. So I’m going to have to figure out something that makes it a non-addiction.

One way I want to try to do that is to use this blog to share some of the things I would usually share as status updates. (I’ve heard I tend to have funny status updates. A status update is basically a micro blog so…)

I’ve spent many of the last posts on this blog discussing a curriculum company and the processing it has taken to feel free of my time with them. I still have powerful feelings about that, and I’m not afraid to share, but I also want to use StealingFaith.com to continue the faith, family, and laughter goal it’s had since its inception more than 10 years ago.

I look back at some of my early posts and cringe because I was so certain I knew so many things and had much stronger opinions. I suppose I’ve mellowed over time. Something about life and chasing four kids and a menagerie does that to a person. I’ve learned a lot.

In closing, let me tell you one more thing I’ve learned just today.

Goats like Guinness beer.

This is a herd of goats. Chasing Uno for a sippy of Guinness.

I know this for a fact.

How I know this is a story for another day but it’s a for sure thing.

The end. For now.

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