The lockdown stuff continues but life doesn’t change much in our neck of the woods. There have been some positive cases confirmed within Kat’s squadron so she is not coming home for the time being. Sarah had originally intended to fly home from Australia for Christmas but that’s not going to happen now. So it’s just me, himself and the dog.
The weather is starting to feel more autumnal. I’ve just harvested a load of red peppers and tomatoes from the greenhouse. I shall roast some of the peppers and freeze the rest. Paul has moved the raspberry canes to a more sheltered part of the garden; they got shredded to pieces by the winds this year.
At the weekend we racked the plum wine, in other words we siphoned the plum wine off the sediment into fresh demi-johns. I’m pleased to report that the wine tasted slightly less like vinegar so we are hopeful that in a few months’ time it will have matured into a flavoursome wine. It won’t be bottled until we are confident that the fermentation has completely stopped and things are progressing properly.
Later this week we shall process the apples and start on the next batch of wine. Such fun!