Elderberry Wine and Cider



We bottled the last of the cider and my first elderberry wine today.  We got 6.5 cases of cider and only 7 small bottles of the elderberry wine.

Elderberry wine bottles


I tasted the wine, and it was awful.  Hopefully it improves in one year’s time.

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Mo on Prozac

front doorSo our dog Mopar is on Prozac.  She has had increasing anxiety and is scared of noises, like thunder, gunshots, fireworks, etc.  Unfortunately it has been getting worse and when she gets scared she claws at the house trying to get in.  If we are not around she damages the house.  Above is our front door, and below is some of the siding.

sidingAnd our back door:

back doorWe will not fix these until she passes on, but we have replaced the porch gates three times and replaced the siding on the pumphouse which she busted through several times.  So we took her to the vet and now she is on Prozac.  This morning I noticed that there are gunshots and no damage!  Maybe the Prozac is helping, and our house can remain standing.

In other news, there is not been much.  One of our rescue goats Wiki died.  She never quite recovered from her years of neglect.  And an older white Satin Angora Susan rabbit died.  The hogs are at butcher size, but we have to wait until February 1 for the butcher. In the meantime they are eating a lot and breaking through our fencing, raising havoc.

The rams have stopped beating each other up and are recovering slowly from their injuries.  Here is Lewis playing King of the Hay.

King of the hayAnd here he is looking a little less majestic:

less majestic LewisGO HAWKS!!!

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Kindle Book

We are back from Hawaii where we celebrated Tom’s 50th birthday.  There are some photos posted at http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0Ibs2zRy3cs3zw



After getting back I was going to make a printed 2013 blog book like I do each year, but in the process I figured out how to make a pdf version of my entire blog and how to publish it on amazon.com for kindles.  It is listed at http://www.amazon.com/Schoonover-Farm-Blog-Donna-ebook/dp/B00HTRXU4K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389670302&sr=8-2&keywords=schoonover+farm+blog in the unlikely event you would like one.  Warning: it has not been edited or shortened in any way and is the entire blog from the beginning.  And so is ~15000 pages on my kindle fire.

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