A Plunge Into Alcoholic Alchemy

Posted in food, homesteading

I have wanted to explore the world of brewing for a long time. Not because I’m some kind of wine connoisseur, or have a large appetite for alcohol or anything, but because it always seemed like the ultimate chemistry project. Not knowing much about the process itself, I always imagined it to be a sort of …

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Making Maple Syrup

Posted in places, skills

Right now Maine is in that very frustrating time of year when the weather can’t quiet decide if it’s still winter or not. One day the sun shines a promise that spring is just around the corner, and the next its once again a winter wonderland. While normally I would quickly lose my patience with …

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