Making hard cider in our basement
The boys took it upon themselves to make a bit of hard cider in the basement. They started by solving the difficult problem of getting brown sugar into the jugs of cider.
This was a strangely difficult issue for them.
Finally they hit a stride and mixed sugar into each of the jugs, which was then poured into the ALE PAIL. I just love the name of the ALE PAIL. So I yell it.
Then they (left to right) added yeast, put on the stopper, and moved the washer aside to access our brewery storage.
More brewing happened that night, but I was too busy watching Blazing Saddles to document it.
Making Bran Muffins
Ken likes to bake things. He didn’t have a proper upbringing.
He came over to our house last week and made bran muffins. I think they were in trade for something, but I don’t remember what. I’m a good person to trade with – I easily forget debts.
He used a recipe from his dad.
And then improvised by adding lime and orange zest. This was…maybe not a fantastic idea.
Molasses is so mean; it looks tasty but it’s not so great to lick off your fingers.
We had a new colony of bran muffins!
Scott…doesn’t like bran muffins. But I happily ate the portion we got.