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Archive for the month “May, 2013”

Holy Honey Mess

Glen and I ordered a mead kit.  If you have never had mead, you should try it.  It is very yummy.  Anyway, we got the kit ordered and we were anxiously waiting for it to arrive.  The kit was delivered by UPS and we were very excited.  Then we opened the box……and the 12 gallon jug of honey had come open during shipment.  Can you say, Oh Holy Sticky Mess!


I called Norther Brewer and they told us we could salvage what we could from what we had, but that they would ship us a new 12 gallon jug of honey.  Prayers this one arrives with the lid on.


Being a cat, at least in my house, must be so hard


Accidental Picture Taking

The hounds and I were outside walking around the yard looking for things we might want to take pictures of, when I accidentally took a picture.  Most accidental pictures turn out to be completely awful or of nothing at all.  In this picture, at least to me, Lucy looks like she is in trouble for something….or maybe she was just making sure I was still walking with her. 



The Lure of the Fuzzy Blanket


She’s undercover


Yay for Friday!


Petey:  I have my tennis ball….I’m ready for the weekend!

Eight Legs and Yucky

Some critters need to stay outside for their own safety.


Outside enjoying the weather


Lucy:  I love our new porch.  It makes sunbathing so much nicer.


Lila:  Don’t hate me because I am beautiful….the natural lighting does wonders for my coloring.


Eva:  I am ready to soak up some good old vitamin D!

Riesling Update

Over the weekend Glen and I had to check the Riesling that we are in the process of making.  It has been fermenting for the last two weeks. 


The yeast was very active during the fermentation process.  They set up camp and partied hard. 


Since the yeast was so good at partying, the wine tested excellently.  Now, time to kill the yeast, get the gas out of the wine and get it ready for bottling.



See…..the wine, it was gassy.



This was the reserve bag of riesling, which was as thick as syrup, that we put in so that while the wine clears it also sweetens.


Two more weeks and we should be good to go on bottling. 

Enjoyed the Weekend

Our weather has been so weird.  We actually got snow in May.  But, the snow is gone and the temps are on the rise again.  Glen and I had yesterday off together.  We were pretty lazy the first half of the day.  However, by the afternoon we ventured outside with the hounds and went mushroom hunting.



There are also wild strawberries growing…..can’t wait for them to grow and ripen!


Other signs of spring….




We finished our day with a nice walk on the MoPac trail with the hounds. It was a good day!



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