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 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 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 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 Bonfire in the Orchard http://www.finnriver.com/-/63/Bonfire-in-the-Orchard Bonfire in the Orchard Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:56:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/63/Bonfire-in-the-Orchard Tears, Fears and Cheers http://www.finnriver.com/-/62/Tears-Fears-and-Cheers I pull back the curtain this morning hoping for snow.  The sad and bad news of the last few days has had me heartsick and I wanted to see the world purified with a dousing of cold, white crystals.  As... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:05:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/62/Tears-Fears-and-Cheers The Wool To Live http://www.finnriver.com/-/61/The-Wool-To-Live Today is my birthday and I am wearing my gift: a new-old wool dress, made of swaths of recycled merino wool sweaters sewn together in a garment of great comfort and color by my friend, seamstress of the stars, Kerry... Sat, 08 Dec 2012 15:35:00 -0800 http://www.finnriver.com/-/61/The-Wool-To-Live Full of Fall http://www.finnriver.com/-/60/Full-of-Fall On this equinox of 2012, I feel the earth turn and look up. The ridge is suddenly autumn-colored, a mosaic of heat-sapped greens and golds.  On a few trees, the leaf tips are reddening, the gothic fingertips of boughs.   The... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:58:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/60/Full-of-Fall Cider Batches 712, 812, 912 http://www.finnriver.com/-/59/Cider-Batches-712-812-912 Cider Batches 712, 812 and 912...Summer is the blink of an apple's eye! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:21:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/59/Cider-Batches-712-812-912 Dream Come True, in Blue http://www.finnriver.com/-/58/Dream-Come-True-in-Blue In the blueberry field this morning with my 4 year old boy, I say, “Did you know there is a star in the center of the berry?” I show him the starry perforated pattern at the juncture where the berry... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 02:44:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/58/Dream-Come-True-in-Blue Finnriver Pear Cake http://www.finnriver.com/-/57/Finnriver-Pear-Cake Finnriver Pear Cake by Kris Slack Wed, 01 Aug 2012 09:26:00 -0700 http://www.finnriver.com/-/57/Finnriver-Pear-Cake