Monday, March 29, 2010


We received a very exciting gift from a friend when we were down in KC. A friend of the family that goes way back, Boda used to do some homesteading and living off the land as well.

She gave us a bunch of canning things and most of the things we'll need to make wine:

Two glass carboys, a crown capper, syphon, fermentation lock, something to measure alcohol content, other things I can't identify, and this great book:

We had some awesome sumac wine last year and have been dreaming of making our own. Now Jeremy has dreams of dandelion wine, rhubarb wine, maybe some root beer, maybe some hard cider... The possibilities are endless! (If only our time was endless!) Thanks Boda!


Boda said...

You're very welcome! I didn't expect to get a blog mention - at least until you had made some wine. So great to meet you - have a wonderful spring!

Aimee said...

Well, we just wanted everyone to know our good fortune. And now we're accountable to everyone - they're going to be clamoring to know about our wine come fall! =)

Frustrated Farmer Rick said...

Welcome to the world of booze making! There a ton of great resources around here. First Northern Brewer in St. Paul has a great forum for beer and wine makers. Also they have a quick shipping department for that thing you forgot but need. Also get yourself an auto siphon as soon as you can. Also you can make wine out of just about anything (As that pink book will tell you.) so no need to wait till fall to start learning.

And dandelions are not far off as well.

Well this is obviously and interest for me so feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Aimee said...

ooh, excellent, thanks for the advice Rick! I'm sure we'll be asking you questions when we get going.