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.
This year, our granddaughter, Evie helped with the harvest
About 300 Lemons picked in the first harvest. Now to the Limoncello production
This year we are going to try 95% alcohol!
Zest from 20 lemons for every 1.5 L of Everclear (95% grain alcohol)
80 lemons zested, now time to add the alcohol
We’ll now hide this away for four weeks to allow the lemon zest to infuse the alcohol. Patience!
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!