Here’s just a little business in the wine cellar around the end of summer. All these pics were taken by my friend, Jimmy Kinker. Since I’m never in my own pics, I really dig it when he comes over and takes some pics of the goin’s on.

Jim has a new-found interest in the elderberry wine… maybe because he has access to a lot of real good ones! Together, we’ve rustled up enough berries to make a solid 10 gallons this year. Even after that, we had our “apple smash” that gave enough juice to make 20 gallons of apple wine.

As we nestle down for the winter, we can kick back and feel good that we truly harnessed the essence of the summer and fall this year, and we have the bounty to prove it.

I hope you and your family are maximizing your enjoyment of the present.