One more trip to Arkansas. Sucks, but it is what it has to be. Kills me. Breaks my heart. But it needs to happen for both to grow. Fertile environment for both, requires self-care, watering, feeding, weeding and exposure to sometimes hazardous conditions. But, in the end, the result is really up to wanting to […]

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Flux…or an update, I think

Sorry about the lack of posting. Things are a bit…well… they’re in a perfect state of controlled chaos. It might cause a bit of a problem with October, but it’ll be minimally apparent outside of the field not being perfectly manicured and possibly the fireworks ‘display’. October 13th, just like planned…we’ll be having the party, […]

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New Hotness, Old & Busted

We’ll see if the new movie lives up to what previews are showing. I’m hopeful. New apple grinder, in it’s pre-painted nakedness. Needs some serious sandblasting and then coated. And a stand. And motor with pulley. And a belt. And some apples. But still, I’m hopeful. Next up? I’m considering a PTO driven grinder, crusher, […]

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And so it starts. 2 gallons of last years brew, 1.5 cups of honey in one, ‘plain’ ol’ cider in the other. 2 grams ale yeast in each. 1/2 teaspoon of pectin to clear out the cloudiness, and 1 teaspoon of yeast nutrients to make sure the little bugs get their RDA of ‘stuff’ to […]

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