Step 1. Pick the Autumn Olives. DONE This year we enlisted the help of Mark's Brother in Law Mike, and picked in the back yard of Mark's Dad Leonard. There were 3 trees absolutely full of these yummy gems. Here we are:
|A two person berry picking job....I got stuck holding the proverbial bucket !|
|Leonard, the Chief Overseer of the Autumn Olive Berry Picking Crew A.K.A. Mark's Dad|
|In the bucket they go!|
|Some of the berries, in the bag, in the primary fermenter, already "smashed"!|
|Berries, Water, and Sugar, all ready to go!|
|Additives necessary for proper results of homemade wine. Midwest Supplies is our supplier. Visit them sometime!|
|"must" ready to be covered, and a finished bottle of Autumn Olive Wine, started Last year about this same time, now ready to drink!|
I hope you have enjoyed this little look at our home wine making! Please stay tuned for more!
Have a great day and A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!