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Peaks and Valleys

I haven’t written in a while. While this is partly from being incredibly busy, learning to weld, replacing brakes and rotors on my truck with a friend to save money, getting the farm readied for Winter, the other half of…
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Unplugged

(Featured photo credit: Marcelo Graciolli) Right now I’m listening to NCPR on the radio. I have no TV and use the Internet mostly when I’m near a public WiFi spot in town, like my library. I used to be online…
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Super Harvest Moon Eclipse

It was an evening in September that marked a special event in the night’s sky. Something we won’t have the opportunity to see again for another 18 years. Coming next in 2033, a super harvest moon will again combine with…
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DIY Wine Press

In my last post I talked about sourcing local grapes for making wine at home in the Adirondacks. After crushing and fermenting, it was time to press. So this week I wanted to show you how I pressed the grapes…
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Local Grapes, Local Wine

We’ve made some excellent wines with family in New Jersey at La Cantina Bongiovanni and we’re now going into our third year. We’ve made Sangiovese and Montepluciano blends that have amazed our friends and family. But all of the red wine…