Like I don’t have enough to do, I have decided that 2010 is the year I will make wine too.
In my aim to make this a full-service farm, wine has intimidated me. I have said for years that indeed I will do something more readily enjoyable (for grownups anyway) with those 50 grapevines. And wine as we all know certainly doesn’t start and stop with grapes: dandelion wine, anyone? Strawberry, blueberry? Plum? Well. The process intimidated me, that is, until another D.I.Y. someone I’m getting to know kind of stopped, looked me up and down and said, well, why AREN’T you making wine, considering everything else you can do? It’s easy, he said.
Easy! Well, we’ll see about that. In the meantime, Craigslist is again my friend, this time with finding glass carboys.
(Now I am wondering if anyone’s ever made wine out of winter squash….)