Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
the big festival at work so I have been working full time so no time to do much at home these days.
Some of us were able to go to a show at the Harvester in town last night. I took a buddy who is a musician, since Debbie had to go to choir practice and he was amazed at how he would play guitar and harmonica at the same time and dance out the beat. This link shows him playing the harmonica and the bones but he spent most of the time playing guitar in the style of the 20's and 30's. Dom is excellent! Despite what the guy said, the first band sucked. Our boss said that Dom has been to our archives to do research on the original guys who played the bones and that style of music.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I split about a load of wood over on the hillside in the mud and rain yesterday as I need to get something going now that I am starting to burn wood. It is a big worry this year because of rain and lack of time. What wood that I have cut is damp as it has rained so much this year but I have been able to burn it so far.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Not many photos today, too busy and too wet outside when I got home.
Monday, October 6, 2014
porter today. Here the grain is being mashed in.
This doesn't smell anything like beer at this point but instead more like a toasty hot breakfast cereal.
I left before the liquid was transferred back to the original tank after it was cleaned and washed with a "green" sanitizer so no stray yeast were present. At that point the yeast gets added and it takes about a week to ferment into beer.
The beer smell is present after the hops were added.
It cooled down again Sunday night so I built fires in the wood stoves to take the chill off.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
I was well into rebuilding the fence around the big chicken lot when it started to rain. Luckily I got the gate in and had things to where the birds couldn't get out.
After supper Aggy was barking and growling at the back door and Debbie said that there was a huge coon going around the house so I went out the front door and it turned as if it was going to attack me. At a distance of 10 feet a 12 gauge makes instant coon burger. I had expected it to run instead of putting up a fight. Oh well, they are one of the biggest problems around here as far as wild life goes.
I was freshening up the chain at one point and wondered why a honey bee kept flying around me. I finally figured out that it was a small bumble bee and then there were two attacking me but I had my wood cutting stuff on and didn't get a sting. I could clap kill them in mid air with my gloves. I had luckily covered up their nest and the rest of them couldn't get airborne so I got out of that area and left them alone as they can get real hateful.
I have had enough fun for one day but there is a bucket of tomatoes and I have enough peppers an onions to make more salsa so I will work on that in awhile.