So we can all admit for many different reasons 2020 was a bad year, primarily because of a microscopic virus that does not care about how tired we are, but for many other reasons.

So we are no ready to move on. No, not because we have the result of an election, but because we have Lemons!

The harvest from our Lemon and Orange trees is looking good. The fruit is a bit smaller this year. We had a a very hot summer, and I was lazy about fertilizing the trees, but we’ll still be giving away more than a half of what we harvest.

Harvesting our lemons, Houston, Texas, November 2020

This year, our granddaughter, Evie helped with the harvest

Harvesting lemons from our tree, Houston, Texas, November 2020
Harvesting lemons from our tree, Houston, Texas, November 2020
Harvesting lemons from our tree, Houston, Texas, November 2020

About 300 Lemons picked in the first harvest. Now to the Limoncello production

Lemoncello production, Houston, Texas, November 2020

This year we are going to try 95% alcohol!

Lemoncello production, Houston, Texas, November 2020

Zest from 20 lemons for every 1.5 L of Everclear (95% grain alcohol)

Lemoncello production, Houston, Texas, November 2020

80 lemons zested, now time to add the alcohol

Lemoncello production, Houston, Texas, November 2020

We’ll now hide this away for four weeks to allow the lemon zest to infuse the alcohol. Patience!

Juicing the lemons, Houston, Texas, November 2020

But all those lemons don’t go to waste. Peeled and juiced they produce 5 litres of fresh lemon juice.

… but the Lemon tree still has loads of lemons to harvest!

… and we have not started with the Orange tree!