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It’s mid-January and the weather has been atrocious for the last few weeks. It has rained almost constantly since Christmas and everywhere is dripping wet. Couple that with the cold and you can understand why I’ve been holed up in my house as much as possible, only venturing out to get some wood for the […]

Moving house isn’t too hard when it’s only next door. All you do is pack up your stuff, carry it all next door and unpack it. That’s the easy bit. The hard bit is getting to grips with where everything is located in a house that’s identical to the one you’re vacating, only reversed. I […]

Fermentation has stopped and I’ve removed all the must. In actual fact I removed the must and then the fermentation stopped because by that time there would be little for the yeast to work on. The end result of my homemade wine is greatly dependent on what type of grape used. In my case these […]

It was getting toward the end of the year, my tomatoes were done and the grapes on the vine are finished. What’s left of the grapes are being allowed to shrivel up in the sun to form currants and raisins which I’ll use in the fruit loaf I bake that my wife loves to eat. […]