Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler

The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Further honing my new winemaking craft!

Started two new 4 gallons (each) fermentations today. These are practice runs using canned fruit and juice in order to prepare for the main season wine making.

One batch is a pure blackberry wine, I used Red Star Premier Cuvee yeast for this one, looking for a dry type wine.

The second is a mixture of blackberry, raspberry, apple, and blueberry using Lavlin D-47 as the yeast. The airlocks aren't bubbling yet, but I just pitched the yeast at around 11:00 this morning.

This will at least give me some idea of what to expect come next season when fresh fruit is available. I've still got a gallon of honey coming from a good friend of mine

1 comment:

Pappabell said...

My grape vines arent old enough in the yard yet,so still making wine from kits.Getting ready to make another Pinot Noir.