Not-so-bonnie heather!

Uh oh! The swirling clouds of fruit flies in the pantry tipped us off to a horrible surprise….Two bottles of heather mead had popped their corks! Luckily the box absorbed most of the overflow, but it was still quite a clean up. A couple more corks are showing signs of failure, most likely because we made do with smaller ones before we bought our handy-dandy floor corker. Another issue is that our pantry isn’t as cool as a cellar, so the mead is a bit more lively than if it were cooler. Another reason to get that root cellar made! Hopefully the intact bottles will be tasty. Intrepid homebrew tasters will find out at the up-coming BBQ. Are you coming? RSVP!
Now here’s a cage-free egg! Peeps keeps laying in the hay mow, managing to fly over the partition even with clipped wings. Everyone else lays their eggs in the nest boxes. Go figure…
And Crichton, hiding out under the rhubarb. I was trying to make my way to the back of the garden to take pictures of the amaranth and spooked him out of the potato patch. This rhubarb was from a neighbor and accidentally got tilled up this spring. Now it’s back with a vengeance!

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