I grew up in Paris, with readily available bread. After moving to BC, Canada, I found few bakeries and even fewer good ones. And I found bread expensive ($3.50 / baguette). So I got curious and interested in levain. And one thing led to another, making bread for friends, then selling a few loaves, to being a micro-baker making 40 loaves/week now.
I've been trying to bring it back into balance and make it more vigorous. I used to keep it in the fridge between bakes. Now I feed it once per day when not baking. It is a moderately active starter with a mild flavour in its early stages. After peaking, it quickly liquefies, especially in the summer months when temperatures and humidity levels are high. It tends to create regular air pockets.