Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hot Nights, Wild Yeasts, Tame New Year & Yummy Peachcots

What a stinker it was today! There has been lots of microbial activity happening in the special projects room. Behold the bubbly wild yeast status of the cherry melomel this morning:


And this evening:


Go you little good things.


And here are the first and last peachcots of the season from our young tree. Yep, thats the entire crop. Lucky there were two - no fighting. They sort of tasted more apricotty than peachy.....and they look pretty apricotty too...except for the give away peach fuzz. Anyhoo, whatever they were /are - they were delicious.



Oh yeah, happy new year to y'all. Mr Duck and I rode the tandem up to the top of Duffy to watch the 9:00pm fireworks. My friend Eileen from the garden came too (not on the tandem) - we shared a bottle of my cyser from last year and munched on her homegrown silvan berries. Then it was down hill all the way home which was the really fun bit. Amen.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

I do love peachcots, my mum has a tree and this year it had a massive crop. I will have to have a go at making wine myself...maybe that can be one of my goals for 2011.

sherdie said...

Happy New Year lovely! Hope it's a good one for you. x

rhonda jean said...

Happy new year to you and Mr Duck, Duckie! May your demijohns overflow with cherry wine and your secret service conveyance take you on many a wild ride this year.

Von said...

Happy New Year Duckies.That brew looks exciting and has promise written all over it.Next year 4 peachcots.

The Duck Herder said...

thanks gorgeous things!

Marla said...

Happy New Year Duckie!!

I love reading about your simple life. Not that you are simple. Your life is so simple. In a good way.

Never mind.