Saturday, July 05, 2014

First Batch Of Mead

First batch of mead is underway! Two gallons, one will be straight mead and the other, a melomel, that is, a fruit added to the mead. I'm thinking raspberry/lemon. Primary fermentation should be done in about two weeks and then they need to be racked (transferred to more carboys while trying to filter out the dead yeast at the bottom) and then aged for another 2-4 months. And yes, old Carlo Rossi gallon jugs make excellent carboys!



Some Lens Fun

With the LensBaby that Jim gave me. Its sort of like a poor man's tilt shift lens, like a view camera's bellows you can alter the focal point and distort your subject.







More Sprinkler Action!













Sourdough Rye

First try at using a starter that I've stored in the fridge for the past few years. Not too bad.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Watermelon!



Hanging The Garlic Out To Dry


72 and 98 Months!










More Strawberries!


Happy Birthday Papa

This past June 20th would have been his 70th. We did get to share a beer together.


Chess With Gruncle!




The Double Yarmulke!


Byron's Sixth Birthday

Byron really did try his hardest to blow out all six candles!





First Summer Sprinkler Run Through!







Firsts Of Summer

Now if only I could get enough of both of them for a pie!