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Comes the harvest…

And today we harvested the currants. Red currants, black currants, white currants and green currants (the latter are any currants which are not fully ripe). Y’all will have to forgive me this evening; I’ve got about six pounds of the suckers to clean and sort. And find room for in the freezer. Before I can drink.

Have a good weekend, everyone!


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: August 2, 2013, 10:03 pm

Currant status: sorta unclean.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 2, 2013, 11:09 pm

Posting overtaken by currant event

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: August 2, 2013, 11:23 pm

I can’t believe you didn’t use currant events as the title.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 2, 2013, 11:52 pm

Well, fine.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: August 2, 2013, 11:53 pm

Freezer?!?!?! Six pounds of currants means five pounds of hooch.

I did a bit of study on pain management in chickens, and you can put 5 5-grain aspirin tablets in a gallon of water and use it for her drinking water. There’s also things you can get from a vet, but the aspirin works well I hear.

How much would your vet soak you for a lateral x-ray?

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: August 2, 2013, 11:56 pm

I forgot to mention that aspirin brings down swelling and inflammation as well.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 3, 2013, 12:11 am

Hmm we seem to have touched a nerve here – let’s put currants in the past and talk chickens perhaps? How is hour poor little legless baby doing? Are you still carrying her about? If she’s not getting better, you might consider a little two-wheeled wagon for her so you can pull around chicken ala cart so to speak.

Gotta run!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 3, 2013, 12:13 am

Clean and sort six pounds of currents without benefit of alcohol?!?!

Yer not doin’ it right.

Comment from Deborah
Time: August 3, 2013, 12:57 am

Well I was going to ask if you were going to bake a batch of spotted dick, but maybe another day.

Comment from marymary
Time: August 3, 2013, 1:06 am

Some Veg: “chicken ala cart” LOLOLOL! (also *groan*)

Comment from scottthebadger
Time: August 3, 2013, 2:28 am

Are the white ones, not being ripe, less sweet?

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: August 3, 2013, 2:43 am

I’m with Some Veg: How’s poor little Maggie doing?

Comment from twolaneflash
Time: August 3, 2013, 3:00 am

Peaches are in here in Georgia. I’ll be looking to can and freeze a bushel or two.

Comment from mojo
Time: August 3, 2013, 3:08 am

So what are you working on currantly?


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: August 3, 2013, 3:20 am

Maybe a litle emergency weekend Maggie update for the ol’ M-F weblog?

*bats eyelashes*

Comment from GIL
Time: August 3, 2013, 5:10 am

Well, colour me impressed. I planted a red currant bush in a pot two years ago. Last summer? Meh. This summer? Greenery everywhere. I suspect next summer to have a handful of berries like you’re a’showin. Same with a 3 yo Blueberry plant–I got 43 berries this summer, lol! But the thing has turned into a proper bush. Next year? Enough to make a pie. Well done, Weasels! I envy you your hedges and hedge knowledge!

Comment from Nina
Time: August 3, 2013, 6:05 am

I had never eaten a currant until a few years ago when I was served red currants in a bowl with sweetened vanillaed heavy cream. I thought I’d died and gone to currant heaven.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 3, 2013, 11:15 am

White currants are…less intensely flavored. They are fully ripe. Green currants are unripe, and we throw them away.

Bob and I have been exchanging emails about Maggie, Some Veg. Hence the slightly disjointed messages.

She’s very slightly improved. And she’s still got her appetite, so I’m sticking with her.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: August 3, 2013, 11:54 am

Some veg:

After that pun, I need pain control!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: August 4, 2013, 1:49 am

Maggie prob’ly just has some form of hysterical paralysis. Send her to the rapist. Uh, I mean a therapist.

For a few thousand dollars (or £896.34) you can have a healthy, well-adjusted chicken who can proudly cluck, “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.”

Comment from Oceania
Time: August 4, 2013, 6:58 am

Yemenii Terrorist ‘Al Keyda’ Currants!

Comment from EZnSF
Time: August 6, 2013, 2:58 am

Hey. Aren’t you suppose to be making elderberry wine.
You’re English now. Can’t think of the name of that BBC show in the 70s. Couple of suburbanites ‘homesteading’ their back yard. They always had homemade elderberry and pea wine, but otherwise, the show was terrible.

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