Weekend update

Chickens The biggest news is with the chickens – they are finally outside in their pen!!! It has been a real killer trying to get the pen finished. Had to cut the roofing by hand, trim off the edges, and re-staple…

30 bottles of wine on the wall

It’s been three weeks Using a manual corker is a surprisingly good workout! Who would have thought that squeezing a cork into a bottle would require so much pressure. The wine still looks like grape juice; hopefully in one…

I can now steal gas

The instruction sheet reads: “…. check the specific gravity. It should be 1.010 or less”. The hydrometer bobbing away inside the tub was just at that mark yesterday, so I figured to be on the safe side I would let…

In vino veritas

As part of becoming more self-sufficient and ensuring that the food (and drink) being consumed comes from a good place, I’ve decided to try making some wine :) A Cabernet Sauvignon, to be exact. It takes four to five weeks…