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Barry Masterson
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Attic conversion, part 2
If anyone thinks I spent most of the summer drinking cider and eating burgers in our yard, well, you'd be almost completely right. But I did make some good progress in the attic since the last update , until it it too unbearably hot to be doing physical wor...
Attic conversion, part 2
Attic conversion, part 2
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Another orchard extension
Last year we tripled the site of our orchard, from 1000 to 3000 square metres (3/4 of an acre in old money). At that time, there was a plot of similar size beside our own that a friend was trying to buy, but this year he decided against it, and asked if we ...
Another orchard extension
Another orchard extension
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Milestone: sandstone framing done
The facade, around the 1930's, we think. Back at the end of 2010, when we bought our house (wow... I have to let that sink in for a moment... 8 years!), the front door was a really ugly aluminium thing from the 70s or 80s, probably. At that time, they had t...
Milestone: sandstone framing done
Milestone: sandstone framing done
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Apple Harvest and Cider 2018
2018 was a strange year for our apples. The spring started warm and dry, and like all across Europe, the summer was a scorcher, and very dry indeed, shortening the season on many crops. "Notreif", or emergency ripe, one of my farmer friends said. And apples...
Apple Harvest and Cider 2018
Apple Harvest and Cider 2018
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Attic conversion, part 1
The attic has been a thorn in m side for a few years now, and it's something that i return to, do a chunk of work on, and forget for half a year, until guilt sets in again. This month, I'm returning to is, and am determined to make major progress. But I not...
Attic conversion, part 1
Attic conversion, part 1
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Blind tasting Pils for our local
There are a few things that are worth dusting off the old beer blog for, and a blind tasting is certainly one of them. In this case, a blind tasting to decide what pils will be served at our local. Our local, Landgasthaus zur Linde, closed a couple of month...
Blind tasting Pils for our local
Blind tasting Pils for our local
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Adventures in Distilling (Part 1?)
Germany is pretty well known for its love of rules and
regulations, and the area of making alcohol in the home is no exception. Home
brewing only became legal in December 1985, but even so, homebrewers are
required to register with the tax authorities, but ...
Adventures in Distilling (Part 1?)
Adventures in Distilling (Part 1?)
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New orchard plans
A few weeks ago, a lady popped by the house to ask if we were interested in buying a piece of orchard, just a 10 metres from the plot we bought in 2014. Four rows of trees that I'd been admiring, as they were well kept, and many labelled with the variety. T...
New orchard plans
New orchard plans
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Cider pressing 2017
Two weeks ago, the new mill and press got their first use. The harvest was a bit crap this year, after the late frosts, but we were lucky enough to gather about 330kg, enough to fill the wooden cask again, and maybe finally try keeving 60 litres. The new mi...
Cider pressing 2017
Cider pressing 2017
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