Friday, September 19, 2008

Catching Up

September 16:

We made Molasses yesterday. We started grinding the Cane into Juice about 8am and finished cooking the Molasses about 7:15pm. Molasses Making Days are long intense days which include considerable preparation on the preceding days. Plus, we had been playing a holding game on setting the date because of all the recent Rains.

Today, we 3 C's are a little slow. This morning, Richard and Melanie headed to Hollis and Deleta's to put the most recent Batch into 11 Gallons of Jars. Mostly, we are tidying up here today, catching up on chores and managing some down time too.

As I write this Blog, Melanie is working up the White Peaches from Gerald and Connie. She is drying them after a marinade of Honey, Cayenne, and Lime Juice. Richard is mowing. With all the Rains and the Cool Temperatures, the Grass has gotten tall and robust. Those Cool Season Grasses so typical of Lawns must be gleeful on these days.

In the middle of our Day, I just couldn't resist the urge to make Biscuits. We did some serious testing of the 2008 Batches on Homemade Biscuits today.

1 comment:

Alline said...

Wow. That peach marinade sounds DIVINE! Also, our neighbors at Sandhill Farm (here in Rutledge) are having their annual Sorghum Festival on Saturday, 9/27, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. We'd love to see you - maybe you and the Sandhillers can trade samples of this year's harvest?

alline