Hiking Red Rock Canyon in Nevada with good friends in 2012. Of of the toughest hikes to date.
Fall 2011, Jeff and Jason produce jerky, burger, steak, and sausage. The bounty was boss.
Thought I'd make up some real labels for the Petite using our family crest. I don't often make labels, but since I have a lot of this wine, why not?
Size medium frames capped on both sides will give you about 1.5 gallons of honey. This is pure gold.
Loading up the swarm traps with comb cut from a feral bee colony and wired to a Langstroth frame.
I packed up with the guys to hit the Gorge on their annual hike/camp trip. Got the first shots of Spring 2011 here.
The last crush included Cab Franc and Petite Sirah. I brought home 300 pounds to finally make that rippin' red.
Pick-up of my Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc juice. What an operation!
Photos from the May 2010 meeting along with some pictures of my own hives that I took just before the meeting. You can see my queen, eggs and larva in cells as well as a few supercedure queen cells.
Checking the hives after one week. Found the queen in the weaker hive, but not the stronger one. I think it's still to early for spotting eggs. All other signs normal. Will keep an eye on them.
My friend and local beekeeper, Jim Orem came over when I called him and told him my bees were not liking their new home. They were in the tree above ready to head for the hills. Jim came and doctored up the hives a bit to help me retain the new bees.
May 2010, I got my first two packages and installed them in 10 minutes, with no problems.
I helped Doug Nelson of Nelson Apiaries install a few packages of bees at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. Then, we cruised over to an outyard in Dillsboro, IN. Here's the pictures.
A day trip from the Triple Whipple bridge in Rising Sun, to Split Rock, to Rabbit hash, KY. A great fall day with friends.
October 25, my birthday, my first trip down Laughry with Glenn Burris, Mike Crisman, Jim Kinker, Darian Couch and Jeff Ginn.
Pics taken by my friend Jimmy Kinker. I'm usually never in my own pics. I love when he comes over to help me evaluate the wine chemistry, because he always takes good pics... with me in them!
Jason goes over to Dave and Sara Specter to assist in the pressing of the Syrah. 300 lbs yields about 27 gallons.
October 4th, 2009, a nice fall day. Nice enough to motivate and season my entire cast iron collection.
A total of 28.5 pounds of elderberries were harvested from a single berry bush. It yielded 8 gallons of wine in a 3 and 5 gallon batch. Both used very different styles of maceration.
Our friends Freddy and Anna banks had an awesome reception in St. Leon on a sultry Sat. Aug. 15th. They had the Mt. Pleasant String Band play while family and friends stomped a hole in the lawn. Here's some pics.
A trip over to Rabbit Hash to see 500 Miles to Memphis.
Good, spicy food, a plethora of local wine selections, including a hard cider, and some great friends.
Over 600 wines and 130 wineries. One of the largest wine festivals in the country. Lots of good food too!
This is a barrel I got from my dad. It's just the right size. Besides the fact that this is a great old barrel that my dad had before me (and took good care of I might add) it's the perfect size and quite sentimental. So, I took it apart and cleaned it up.
A great mish-mash of food, wine, friends, family and fun! A perfect thing to break up the cabin fever that hits us all around mid-winter. Thanks to all who attended and contributed!
A couple pics from the foodie party held May 2008 in Lawrenceburg. Good food, wine and friends. Nothing else matters.
December 2007 canoe trip in St. Paul, IN. Very cold and fast moving water. Collection of photos from Jason and Jimmy.
Choppy ohio river water, hot cornbread and bean soup. Music from "The Tillers" and meeting Jean Robert de Cavel in the Rabbit Hash General Store.
The official bottle for the Morgan Christmas 2008 party held in Brookville. It was sweet Concord and probably the best batch of Concord I've ever made.
Just some of the beauty from an otherwise drab winter around the house. I wish I had more evergreens.
My antique cider press that my dad and a friend restored long ago. My friend Jimmy and I plan to use it for many summers to come.
A canoe trip across the river to Rabbit Hash, KY. We went to the barn for the barn dance. These pics were when the Gregory Morris Group was playing.
A quick day trip to the "canals" with my friend Scott. Sunny day, water and beer.
The organ, or flute clock that was restored by Richard Morgan. The movement is very rare, originating in the Black Forest.
I found a love for these from my dad. I've successfully tore into one to clean it up and get it working smoothly again.
The shed project was to use up much of the left over materials from the basement finishing. I was able to run electric, insulate and dryway the shed. I did have to buy some additional materials.
About one and a half years to start and complete. It's in full production now. It was the last room in the basement to be finished. The choice was either a storage room, or a wine cellar. I dunno, the choice was evident to me.