This little project has led to many adventures. First, I had a great time learning about wine making from my grandmother. Second, a neighbor now thinks I'm quite the wino. Don't ask! It is a long story. Let's just say don't wash all of your wine bottles leaving them on the counter to dry, rack a jug of wine, have 6 bottles of wine on your counter, and clean your basement while singing at the top of your lungs during a blizzard and think that you couldn't possibly have company.
Sidetracked again. Anyway, before I go spend a week with my sister helping remodel their new home, I thought I'd better bottle some wine I've had sitting in the pantry. I made a straight Raspberry wine before Christmas. This is a Raspberry Honey Wine named what else, but the "Bee's Knees." It contains 4 cups of honey, and 2 lbs. of raspberries all from our property.I'm pretty excited about the small bottles. It is just the right amount for my husband and I. Unfortunately, I didn't get around to buying some before I bottled this batch. The big bottles will make nice gifts.
Kelly made the absolutely perfect island the bottles are sitting on. Yes, there is a bear in my window. My parents got me that beautiful wood carving for Christmas. I also have a bit of spring in my window with the African Violets, primrose, and the Amarillis is blooming for the second time.
Well, better go. I need to clean the kitchen and put the wine bottles away before my neigbor shows up again:)