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 […]Read more "Almost…"
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, […]Read more "Flux…or an update, I think"
A belt (ordered) and the remaining electrical wiring (done tonight) are all that’s left between apples and apple sauce. Or pears. Or lemons. Or pitted peaches or cherries. Grapes not so much, but we’re darn sure gonna try it. Might even try a head of cabbage in it. Just because I can. I still have […]Read more "Almost done with the new grinder"
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, […]Read more "New Hotness, Old & Busted"
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 […]Read more "Bubblin’"