Archive for September, 2007


Sunday, September 30th, 2007

The cider has been fermenting for seven days and the bubbling stopped, so it was time to rack it into a secondary fermenter. It involved yards of tubing and sticky countertops. Kitty helped:   The flavor was quite disappointing, though everything I’ve read says that it will be at this stage (really they say it […]

Three nice wines.

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I’ve been sipping some reds instead of white lately, and I think I really like Pinot Noirs. I’ve tried two very different ones in the last month – both from Monterey! – that I can recommend. Night Owl‘s 2005 Pinot is a bit sweeter than Blackstone Winery‘s 2005 so I liked it better initially, but […]

First cider adventure

Monday, September 24th, 2007

After rock-climbing on Saturday morning, Josh and I went apple picking at Larriland Farms. We got – believe it or not – 82 pounds of apples, Empire and Jonagold. In under an hour. They say cider should be made from at least three varieties of apples, but the only other ones available were Red Delicious […]

It works!

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

I used about four pounds of apples that we happened to have in the fridge, and it rendered two cups of beautiful golden sweet cider! It gave me such a kick to see the juice just flowing out of the colander into the measuring cup! It was just as good as what you can get […]

I has a fruit press…

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Let me show you it. (those of you who are about to scratch off a hasty email correcting my grammar, get thee to I can has cheezburger? immediately. Actually, go over there even if you weren’t worried by my grammar. Everyone needs more LOLcats.) Anyway, I want to make and bottle my own cider this […]

Ha! Not my fault!

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

So I recently went in for a yearly checkup. My doctor was concerned that I’m overweight – according to the charts – by at least 15 pounds. I replied that I was so frustrated – I go to the gym 3 times a week, I rock climb twice a week for at least 3 hours […]

1st quarterly review

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Well, we just got back from our awesome Labor Day Weekend trip, and lo and behold, it’s September. (That does tend to happen over Labor Day). And while I haven’t been a stockholder for a full quarter yet, I’m gonna go ahead and get on the quarterly schedule with these reports. Here goes: Company My […]