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Cider Press Complete

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment
Adonica Standing with the Press

Adonica Standing with the Press

For the past two days, I’ve had one item which has topped my agenda: Finishing and testing out the cider press I’ve been working on. A good friend, Adonica in the picture above, heard about my project and … [ Continue Reading at: http://itfarmersblog.com/?p=2502 ]

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If You Want to Taste the Sun, Plant Grapes

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment
Cloned Grape Vine

Cloned Grape Vine

A few years ago I learned how to clone grape vines, with the intention of growing table grapes, and maybe someday making wine as a side project. Soon after, I began accumulating more and more varieties of grapes, including Concord, Thompson, White Niagara, Canadice, Blue Concord, Reliance, Niagara, Beta, Stueben, and a few unnamed varieties that had favorable crops.

While dad was still around, I made my first few bottles of “wine”, which I’m sure any person who has ever sipped wine would call gross, but it fermented, and more importantly, dad got to try it. We all agreed that the product of my experiment had a use, but flavor was not the reason you would drink it. I decided again that … [ Continue reading at http://itfarmersblog.com ]

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Cider Press Progress

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment
Press Frame

Press Frame

After working hard all summer on my shed and it’s second story wood shop, I’ve finally gotten started on my first serious project: A cider press.  [ Continue Reading at http://itfarmersblog.com ]

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Spring Projects 2012

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment
Seedling Order Form

Seedling Order Form

While the weather is still cool, and before the garden demands so much of my time, I hope to build a … [ Continue reading on I.T. Farmers new home @ http://itfarmersblog.com/, or click here ]

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