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Street Foraged Plum Abundance!

Blog: Morgan Botanicals   -   Thursday July 19, 2012   -   By Jessica

I had been listening to the sound of the plums bouncing off the street for two days. Plop and roll.... They were jumping out of the tree by the pound and collecting in the gutter of the little old lady's house across the street. The side walk was...

Fall Update

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Wednesday October 05, 2011   -   By Larry

It was a great harvest this year.  It wasn't our best, but better than last year.  The hot weather really concentrated the sugars, so it should be a good vintage.  The yeast is almost done doing it's magic to convert sugar to alcohol.   ...

May Showers

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday May 21, 2011   -   By Larry

It's been a rather rainy and cool May.  The vines are looking good, but we've had to use fungicide rather early in the year.  We fertilized and are spraying for phylloxera as well.  It's all just general maintenance to ensure a healthy vineyard...

April Showers Bring Great Wines

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Sunday April 10, 2011   -   By Larry

After a long, nasty winter, spring has arrived.  We've had great weather for working in the vineyard the last few days.  The Catawba are starting to get their leaves.  This is a nervous time for us as we hope the temperatures stay above...

Marching Toward Spring

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday March 12, 2011   -   By Larry

Lots of pruning going on in the vineyard.  The Catawba had a lot of frost damage from 2008 to clean up.  We are definitely going to fertilize, boron and love these guys back to good health.  They should have a much better harvest if the weather...

Pruning Season

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Sunday February 20, 2011   -   By Larry

We survived the blizzard of 2011.  Seymour got sleet more than anything.  All the snow and sleet are gone and we are in the vineyard pruning.  The mechanical pruner is doing a great job.  It really speeds things up for us.   Our St....

Old Man Winter

Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Saturday January 22, 2011   -   By Larry

Old Man Winter is here and he seems to be staying for a spell.  The snow blanketing the vineyard is beautiful. We're testing out our newly created mechanical pruner.  The first trial looks great.  This will really help us manage the vineyard...


Blog: Whispering Oaks Vineyard and Winery   -   Friday December 10, 2010   -   By Larry

I have been a bit negligent in my blogging.  It's been a very busy late fall and early winter.  The new bottles from A Glass Container are wonderful!  We love them.  I am pondering getting some of their jars for home canning.  Jelly...

Canning Tip #4: Old Jars - To use or not to use??

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday May 03, 2010   -   By Sonya

I'm often asked in canning classes how I feel about using old jars.  Really depends on what you classify as old.  I've had several students so worried about food safety that they never used a jar twice!  On the other hand, I've had students use...

Hosting the Warren County Herbal Guild

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday February 03, 2010   -   By Sonya

The Warren County Herbal Guild enjoyed a bit of jam last night as they met in our cannery.  I gave basic canning guidelines, but most women were experienced canners and had great questions: Q: Can you can with the store-bought pasta sauce jars...

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