I am new and just started my mother today. I used unbleached white from Mary Janes Farm. This may be a silly question but if I also wanted to have whole wheat (the Kamut sounds yummy) can I have two mothers going at the same time?
Of course! In fact having more than one mother going can be beneficial, especially when they're sitting next to each other. When two mothers are placed next to one another, they share their air which, by default will increase the volume of wild yeasts in the air that they can pull in.
I have the book Wild Bread Iím a bit confused on the starter. So you never discard any you just continue to add 3/8 flour and 1/4 cup water for the next month when it mature enough to use? It seems like you would have way to much starter if you just keep feeding without discard? Instructions a bit confusing
Hi Denise. I think what you're looking for can be found by reading page 28 where it references turning your extra batter into waffles or pancakes for the first couple of weeks. Depending on conditions in your home, it takes about four weeks, sometimes six weeks before you have a mature mother. During that time, you'll make waffles/pancakes and then you'll move to batter breads and then you'll move on to advanced breads.
MaryJane Butters, author of Wild Bread ~ for we were all one family then ~