We are excited to welcome Freyja Rebecca Neill to our family. She was born in Boston on January 3, weighing 8.3 lbs and she was 20.5 inches long. Her parents, Anja and Duff, and her big brother Leif are very happy to greet their beautiful new daughter and sister.
When the holiday season starts, and the evenings are too dark to work outside, I love sewing, knitting or weaving projects for presents. Since I just got the ultimate new sewing machine for my birthday (a Pfaff Expression 3.2), sewing projects got priority and I started with making a little purse for my oldest granddaughter, who will turn 3 soon.
We picked the majority of our Chambourcin two weeks after having picked the first batch (the grapes we used for the rosé wine). Luckily we had loads of helpers – big and small, and we ended up harvesting the remaining grapes in just a few hours.
This year, we were much more prepared for making wine and had all the necessary “ingredients” and lab equipment ready. We also decided to use the same type of yeast for all our wines. Check out this block of yeast: