Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Musings - 2010-10-24

Sunday, October 24

Hello, another week has slipped by. I managed to get a few of my goals worked out and done. Yet, it seems that I neglected my duty to my blog. I keep telling myself that I will do three posts a week. It is doable. I just let the time slip by. Today’s post almost slipped by as well.

Earlier this week, I managed to get ‘off and on.’ ‘Off’ my duff and ‘on’ the goal of placing boards over some holes in the floor in the back room. They are a temporary fix, but now I do not have to walk along the joists to keep from falling through the floor. In this model of trailer, they used particleboard for the floor. If they get wet in any way, they will disintegrate. The high humidity of Louisiana finally caught up to that part of the floor.

Another goal was to pick a bucket of crabapples and turn them into some applesauce. I picked that five-gallon bucket this morning. Now, half of that bucket now sits in a pot on my stove along with one cup of sugar and two cups of Splenda boiling down. I did this two years ago and it makes a coarse apple sauce. To me, it tastes good and seems to keep up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

I need to discuss these particular crabapples in a later post. What I will tell you about them is that they are not typical crabapples. These are larger than most crabapples. I spent almost two hours peeling and coring the apples for this purpose. I might have done better if I just got some apples from the store. That would make a better quality apple sauce, but since these are growing in my garden, I could not pass them up.

The next step with these crabapples will be to make a wine out of them. I have an overabundant amount of them and I hate to see them go to waste. I have not made up my mind on how much I will make though. I am leaning toward making about 10 gallons of the stuff.

My last batch of crabapple wine came out fairly well. It tastes great mixed with cola. As for other soft drinks, I have not tried them just yet. I will talk about this a little later.

My major goal for this week is to write a post for every day of the week. This post will be completed the night before and I will post it the next morning. That being said, I hope your week has turned out well. Have a fun day and keep smiling.

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