Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
This Rosé was made from hand picked Cabernet Franc from a single varietal estate vineyard and was pressed and fermented cold and clean with a brix of 22, allowing natural residual sugars to balance with natural acidity. No additions or corrections were used in the making of this delicious light, crisp, fruity wine.
Strawberry with a hint of orange zest and mint.
10.9% alc./vol. 750 ml
White Wine/Product of Canada, Vin Blanc/Produit du Canada
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Autumn Harvest Vidal 2008 - $12.95
I really don't think I have ever visited Sanson Estate without someone coming in during my time there and buying
a couple of bottles of this wine. It seems to be a staple for Essex County locals. Vidal is actually a hybrid grape
that was designed to survive Canada's inclement winters but it found a niche as icewine – actually celebrating
those same cold months. Harvested a little late in the fall, after the fruit has had time to accumulate extra ripeness
this wine shows round, honeyed aromas of pineapple and peach that carry to a soft, round, full palate.
It's simply an easy-to-drink, slightly off-dry, unoaked wine that is great on its own or will compliment
a surprising range of foods – anything from pan-fried fish to roast fowl to spicy.
Bacobama - $13.95
Wine for Change! Bacobama is a unique blend of Baco, with just a hint of white wine to offer you a lighter red.
Softer notes and slightly on the off-dry side, this wine is perfect for the first time red wine drinkers or try chilling
it 10 minutes in the fridge for an easy drinking glass of wine. This product is produced from red and white grapes
grown and fermented at our Amherstburg Ontario Winery.
The Chicks got to spend Saturday outside. They seemed to be enjoying the grass. Although, they hid from the dog inside the enclosed area of the run. The dog just stared at them the entire time they were in the run. Once they are full grown I think our run will be small for them so will only be used when we are away. The chicks went back to the brooder in the evening but should be ready to stay outdoors in a week or so, once they are completely feathered.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Aaron brought home our 4, 2 week old Barred Rock Chickens last night. Honestly, they are simply adorable. What sweet little birds. They don't do a whole lot aside from eat, drink, peck and kick. They occasionally take dust baths which is pretty funny to watch. They like to huddle up together and nap. So far we have been able to keep their brooder at a decent temp for them, between 85-95. They are in our garage and so it is a bit tough to get the temp down during the hot days so we got a fan for at the back of the brooder to create a breeze for them. During the day we will be turning their heat lamp off or else it would be cooking in the garage. The heat during the day in the garage is my main concern for now, I will be keeping a very close eye on the temp of the brooder. If it gets to hot and can't be controlled they will be coming to the basement in our storage area. I am picking them up some grit today and aside from that I think we were well prepared. We haven't held them much yet since we want them to get accustomed to their new homes before bothering them too much. When we put them in the brooder they went straight for the food. They hadn't drank in the first 15 minutes so Aaron dipped their noses in the water to let them know it was there... we had read to do this. They have all been eating and drinking very well. They seem to be adjusting well to their new surroundings.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
We get our chickens today. It felt like this day would never come. The coop is set up, although some venting modifications are still needed. We also set up the brooder last night. We used our old Dog crate. We are using the deep litter method and purchased medicated feed. We will be getting a red heat lamp tonight and clamping it to the door of the crate. On BYC I have seen a few different dog crate brooder methods and think this setup will work well. Since we are getting 2 week old chicks I don't think we will have a problem since at this age they are a bit more hardy that the day olds. For our first time I think this is a great way to go. Here is a great site with the basics on raising baby chicks.