Our first big snowstorm on October 27th. Caught a few of our trees with leaves still on. And us with our garden not cleaned up yet (or garlic planted).
|View from our front porch|
Firearms deer opener resulted in a nice buck finding it's way to our larder courtesy of my brother-in-law. This guy didn't have an impressive set of antlers, but took three of us to load into the pick-up. Thankfully we have indoor cold storage available as I am not sure the bears and other varmints are bedded down yet.
Despite a little warming, snow is still present on November 7th. And then we got more snow on Wednesday and Friday.
On October 31st I brewed my first batch of kombucha using starter tea and scoby given to me by a co-worker. On the 7th I transferred the tea into a secondary fermentation vessel and added a half pound of cranberries and apples and a few ounces of sliced ginger.
|Using a siphon to transfer from primary to secondary fermentation vessel.|
|Cranberries, macintosh apples and sliced ginger|
|fruit added to kombucha|
|Black capped chickadee waiting it's turn at the feeder|
In addition to chickadees I have noticed: white breasted and red breasted nuthatches; cardinals; juncos; redpolls; and an yet to be identified sparrow-like bird.
Today I removed the fruit from my kombucha and poured it off into quart jars. I am going to leave it out another day or so as it is still a bit sweet and not too fizzy. But I like the subtle flavor already.
|cranberries, apples and some freshly formed scoby|
|Three quarts of cranberry - apple - ginger kombucha|
Air travel + music/podcasts are great for getting a lot of knitting done. Stonecrop Stole is making good progress and the other day I added the second skein of Kauni EQ.
All this cold weather and snow has made for good fat biking. Exploring the western part of Skyline Boulevard on my Framed Wolftrax.