My friend Julia told me this week that she finds my collection of SCOBYs and other fermentation projects amusing, like a little menagerie - my "pets", she called them. I found this cute.
See, it's true! This is tibicos (aka water kefir), my most recent acquisition, well-matured, fermenting lazily. You can see grains of the tibicos, as well as carbonation bubbles, floating around. It's kind of like having an aquarium, it has that same soothing quality as watching fish swim around. Except you don't have to feed tibicos smelly fish food, and every other day or so you get a delicious probiotic beverage!