Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

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Condensation

70 gallons of cider ready to sweeten

70 gallons of cider ready to sweeten

Okay, when most of you saw the title, “Condensation”, you figured I had definitely been out in the rain too long. There was a lot of rain in October and November. It will soon turn to snow. But the condensed theme stems more from my major activity this month, condensing raw apple cider into a sweeter liquid. While doing that I realized that many activities during this part of the year can be considered as “condensation”. Even writing a blog

Stevens County Palm Trees

Stevens County Palm Trees

condenses a report of activities for the month down to their essentials. I use these blogs to produce an even more condensed Christmas Newsletter. Since I need to get going on that, this blog will be especially condensed. Follow this link if you want to read more about sweetening cider without sugar.

Temperatures are predicted in the low teens this week. Anything laying outside has been “condensed” into buildings.

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Snow at April’s house near Curlew

There is now a tarp on our Westfalia van.
The water system and hoses are drained.
The woodshed is stacked.
The leaves are condensed to the ground.
Some garden plants are holding up in the cold.
My daughter April already has snow.
We like the movie Arrival seen on Cheryl’s Birthday.

Arrival, the movie

Arrival, the movie

I made the last trip to the landfill before Spring.
We had a great meal on Thanksgiving that included a small (7 lb) fresh local turkey that was Sooo Good, pumpkin pie, fresh cranberry sauce and a lot of other goodies, all cooked by Cheryl on Joe’s day to cook dinner for just the two of us.

Greenhouse gazing

Greenhouse gazing

Next month we’ll seriously look at seed catalogs and greenhouse designs and think about expanding in the Spring.

One Response to Condensation

  1. you sound prepared … just in time for the holiday season

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