Farmwife Diaries http://finnriver.com RSS Feed for the Finnriver Farmwife Diaries Copyright Finnriver CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple info@finnriver.com web@kerryshamblin.com ( ) RSS Feed for the Finnriver Farmwife Diaries http://finnriver.com Farmwife Diaries http://www.finnriver.com/uploads/CGFeedMaker/crystie_berries_th.jpg Summer at Finnriver http://www.finnriver.com/-/88/Summer-at-Finnriver A poem for summer 2016 at Finnriver... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:07:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/88/Summer-at-Finnriver Spring into Summer, Cider Report from Andrew http://www.finnriver.com/Spring-into-Summer-Cider-Report-from-Andrew Spring has almost passed, the biological temperatures have returned to our ambient cider hall and the slow fermentations of the winter are all but packaged and set. Mon, 23 May 2016 08:44:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/Spring-into-Summer-Cider-Report-from-Andrew Stuck in the Muck http://www.finnriver.com/-/86/Stuck-in-the-Muck My boys (ages 8 & 13) were reluctant and groggy this morning as they embarked on their Sunday morning chicken chores.  And what began as a mild-mannered egg collecting expedition turned into a mud-ridden melodrama for them and an unexpected... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:46:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/86/Stuck-in-the-Muck Pippin http://www.finnriver.com/-/85/Pippin Our dear Pippin is gone away.  The farm family here at Finnriver has been reluctant to make farewells since we don’t know if she is still out there somewhere, but it feels time now to at least offer a tribute... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:33:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/85/Pippin October Orchard Ode http://www.finnriver.com/October-Orchard-Ode October's Ode to the Orchard Sun, 01 Nov 2015 11:45:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/October-Orchard-Ode Orchard Odes, April-September http://www.finnriver.com/-/83/Orchard-Odes-April-September Catching up on poetry posting!  Here are some short & sweet poems about the progression of the seasons in the orchard this year... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:15:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/83/Orchard-Odes-April-September Cider Week, 2015 http://www.finnriver.com/Cider-Week-2015 Andrew and cidery crew fermented up some special ciders to send into the world for WA Cider Week.  Check out our events and the list of places serving it up in the week ahead! Thu, 10 Sep 2015 22:36:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/Cider-Week-2015 May Fermentation Ruminations http://www.finnriver.com/May-Fermentation-Ruminations This weekend is the first Pizza Sunday of the year here at the Farm.  If you haven’t come out yet, I implore you. This place is inspiring, the food is a delight, and the cider is plentiful. Come see us... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:22:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/May-Fermentation-Ruminations Sour Spring http://www.finnriver.com/Sour-Spring Today has been a big day for the sour project. Amid praise and support for the Crew Selections Berry Barrel Sour there is much buzz about the next sour cider- when, how much of it… and how much of that... Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:41:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/Sour-Spring Ode to the Orchard, 3/15 http://www.finnriver.com/-/79/Ode-to-the-Orchard-3-15 It's turning time time for our latitude to lean into the light Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:05:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/79/Ode-to-the-Orchard-3-15 Finnriver Farmstead Fermenting Friendship http://www.finnriver.com/Finnriver-Farmstead-Fermenting-Friendship With spring, we set our fermentations free!  The 2015 Farmstead is bottled and ready to fly and this Finnriver flagship is a proper story in a bottle.   Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:17:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/Finnriver-Farmstead-Fermenting-Friendship Finnriver Fire Barrel Harvest http://www.finnriver.com/Finnriver-Fire-Barrel-Harvest The ruminations of winter come to an end  in the cidery with some bright sunny days, but the cold nights still slow fermentations and steady the path to aromatic profiles. This week we pulled from their respective whiskey barrels the... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 21:00:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/Finnriver-Fire-Barrel-Harvest Ode to the Orchard, 2/15 http://www.finnriver.com/-/78/Ode-to-the-Orchard-2-15 Upon the occasion of the orchard planting party Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:04:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/78/Ode-to-the-Orchard-2-15 Orchard Odes, 1/15 http://www.finnriver.com/-/75/Orchard-Odes-1-15 An ode is an 'often ceremonious lyric poem' that speaks to its subject and celebrates a person or place or occasion.  An ode, in the old days, was meant to be sung.    This year, I will celebrate the Finnrier... Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:17:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/75/Orchard-Odes-1-15 December Cider Light http://www.finnriver.com/December-Report December is in the finish. Each of the cider projects started in October and November are moving from their primary fermentation onto each next step, some wines are polished, some wines are blended and set to mature-- the rush is over.... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:19:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/December-Report Harvest in Full http://www.finnriver.com/-/73/Harvest-in-Full The end of Fall is super full. Tanks are full, the press is full, the barrels are full, our parking lot is full of apple bins, our minds are full of possibilities. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/73/Harvest-in-Full Bluebundance http://www.finnriver.com/-/72/Bluebundance It’s been a bright, bountiful summer and yet, with a slight tilting of the earth, it seems to be quickly falling into a new season.  This is a wool sweater morning.  The sky is cloudy and concerned.  The calendar is... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:19:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/72/Bluebundance Harbor Pirate Cocktail http://www.finnriver.com/-/71/Harbor-Pirate-Cocktail Harbor Pirate Cocktail Mon, 19 May 2014 19:16:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/71/Harbor-Pirate-Cocktail Finnriver Honey Meadow Polenta Cake with Cider Honey Syrup & Cider Rhubarb Compote http://www.finnriver.com/-/70/Finnriver-Honey-Meadow-Polenta-Cake-with-Cider-Honey-Syrup-Cider-Rhubarb-Compote Finnriver Honey Meadow Polenta Cake with Cider Honey Syrup & Cider Rhubarb Compote Fri, 02 May 2014 09:45:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/70/Finnriver-Honey-Meadow-Polenta-Cake-with-Cider-Honey-Syrup-Cider-Rhubarb-Compote Spring is a Green Sea http://www.finnriver.com/-/69/Spring-is-a-Green-Sea I have a dear friend and cherished mentor whose illness has become more aggressive recently and I wanted to offer her my attention and love from the farm.  I thought to send her ‘moments’ that I spent still this Spring,... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 06:49:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/69/Spring-is-a-Green-Sea Finnriver Fire Barrel Caramelized Onion & Apple Quesadilla http://www.finnriver.com/-/68/Finnriver-Fire-Barrel-Caramelized-Onion-Apple-Quesadilla Finnriver Fire Barrel Caramelized Onion & Apple Quesadilla Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:23:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/68/Finnriver-Fire-Barrel-Caramelized-Onion-Apple-Quesadilla A Toast to the Trees, Wassail 2014 http://www.finnriver.com/-/67/A-Toast-to-the-Trees-Wassail-2014 I have always loved trees; have always found them to be honorable role models and comforting neighbors.  And for 8 years now, since I did my first research on old European agricultural and orchard festival traditions, I have been inspired... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:04:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/67/A-Toast-to-the-Trees-Wassail-2014 Coyote & Coho and the Call of Affection http://www.finnriver.com/-/66/Coyote-Coho-and-the-Call-of-Affection On this merry Christmas morning, after the kids gorged on gifts and games, we all walked down to the creek to see if we could see a salmon.  ‘Tis the season of the Coho-ho-ho migration and catching sight of a... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:16:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/66/Coyote-Coho-and-the-Call-of-Affection Hot Times in the Brambles http://www.finnriver.com/-/65/Hot-Times-in-the-Brambles Hot Times in the Brambles Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:06:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/65/Hot-Times-in-the-Brambles The Dark Forest http://www.finnriver.com/-/64/The-Dark-Forest The Dark Forest Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:04:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/64/The-Dark-Forest