Yeast and babies enjoy the same things. Mostly, they like to be warm, cozy and well-fed.

This past weekend I continued work on our peach honey mead. The mixture of warmed peaches and honey told me when they were ready for the yeast. It just looked right: warm and comforting with lots of sugar. I knew the yeast would be happy, ready to begin its new life. It reminded me of the days when my children were babies.