I love sourdough but it's really hard to find decent sourdough out there, that isn't flavored. I once made my own starter out of store-bought yeast but just didn't find it that special (though admittedly better than Kroger sourdough loaves). So I found this company that sells vintage yeasts from around the globe http://www.sourdo.com. They had San Francisco sourdough yeast so I purchased some of that. Now I have embarked on a journey to raise, feed, breed and sustain this pet yeast and then slaughter it ritualistically for my bread. I can't wait! With special care, it could last my lifetime and it all starts with activating the little yeasty beasties. They recommend building a proof box but I've managed to rig my oven to maintain a steady 90 degrees Fahrenheit with only the light and a wooden spoon propped in the door for ventilation. The initial 24hr proof is almost complete. THEY'RE ALIVE! Eat up little creatures, eat up!
It will likely be a week or more before I will have my first loaf but I believe it will be well worth the wait. This is how it's done folks - slow, honest to goodness food.