Archive for April, 2011

Lagers..the gentlemenly fermentation…well almost


Ok, who invited the rhino…and what the heck have you been feeding him?

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Why hello there.

Two new additions to the family


Bocker and Chicky Clucker in their temporary pen

Minuteman Red Lager

Just about ready for some yeast

Garden shots

Over wintered turnips


Over wintered kale


Peas poppin


HOPS


HOPS


HOPS


HOPS


Indoor Shelf 1 Cabbage, Kohlrabi, marigolds


Indoor Shelf 2 luffa, tomatoes, lavender, forget me nots, kohlrabi, cabbage, celeriac


Indoor Shelf 3 Asparagus, tomatoes, eggplant, cayenne pepper, cabbage

Just hours after swimming

Something this fresh requires a light hand in the kitchen. We broiled the pickerel. I generously drizzled apfelwein over it and pats of butter. Then I sprinkled it lightly with seasoned salt and a nice coating of romano cheese. Mmmmm.

Thar she blows!

Today my oldest boy caught a State Pin worthy pickerel on our first fishing trip of 2011. Unfortunately, she didn’t make it for a return to her home so we will honor her by eating a tasty pickerel meal tonight.

26", 3# 6.88oz 10" girth

Garden Expansion

Before

Expanded the garden significantly today. I built 4 new lasagna beds, one set for pole beans. A few more areas to spread the leaf compost and some new chicken wire fencing to go up and we should be set for the garden season.

A thick layer of newspaper goes down first.


The secret: seaweed


Pile the seaweed onto the newspaper


Cover the seaweed with leaf litter


Complete!




Aerial view