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Feb 13, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

Hi Ashley, my name is Lucien and I just read ur article about learning how to make wine, on making soap and other fantastic things. N I would like to learn these things bcuz I’m planning on moving off grid and having my own homestead with some animals and learning how to b self sufficient

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Feb 14, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

Yay!! I'm looking forward to your deep dive emails in my inbox. Thank you immensely

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Feb 14, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

I joined AARP and had a coupon for NakedWines. I joined also. I love the variety of different grapes and varietals that are available. I really like that they help support small growers and winemakers. It's worked out very well for us.

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Feb 14, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

You inspired me two summers ago to give a try at small batch wine making. My strawberry ones weren't so great, but the bottle of raspberry wine was so good! Last month we finally got around to bottling a three gallon batch of beet wine that had been sitting around patiently for a year or so. We've been making beet wine here for probably at least 5 years now. Always a favorite. If you haven't tried beet wine I would highly recommend it.

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I went to your Small Batch Winemaking webpage and it's very informative. I didn't even know that was a possibility. We have apple, pear, and cherry trees here - and, hopefully, one peach tree (we'll see if it survives the winter!). I'm excited to try a small batch of fruit and/or flower wine.

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Feb 13, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

Thanks for the info. I made a batch of blueberry wine last June and it turned out great. We had a bumper crop wild grapes which I collected to make wine but because back issues my plans fell through. Hopefully there will be plenty this fall to.

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Feb 13, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

Had a sort of generic question for you: any experience using fruit juice or fruit concentrate for wines? We're in a similar winter situation as you, fruit is a good ways off and we were thinking of making it with something storebought, thought of the juice or frozen concentrates and wondered how well they work. I mean, I am sure you'll end up with wine if you put sugar, water, flavor, and yeast together and wait, but wondering if it is not very worthwhile as far as the quality of the finished wine or if it could be something good. If you've not tried, no worries of course, we can experiment, just curious.

Maria :]

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Feb 13, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

Love reading and learning from you and followers. I need help on how to print some of the instructions?

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Feb 13, 2023Liked by Ashley Adamant

Hi Ashley you asked for Qs about raising chickens. I’m interested in how to feed them in the most economical ways. Do your sprout your chicken feed grains? Can they eat scraps like offal left over from butchering other animals? Thanks!

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Great write up on the wine! I'm about to rack off 2 gal of hard cider, and I have a gallon of mead I started a month ago. If your curious I have write ups on my page for them both.

I also ran off about 10lbs of fresh lemons in the freeze dryer. They came out beautifully!

Thank you again!

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Thanks for the great info about wine making and fruit wines. I'm starting to get some decent fruit yields and very excited to try my hand at wine-making. Your pictures are beautiful, by the way.

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Right now boiling down black walnut sap. Not fond of them so this will be my response instead of cutting them down

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