Counting To 400
Did you know that you can count to about 400 while bottling 5 gallons of wine? Well, if you’re six years old and you get “messed up” a few times and lose track, you can. Ok, the six year old wasn’t actually bottling the wine, but he was practicing his math skills as he looked at the floor and saw five rows of six bottles and knew I was going to fill thirty bottles.
When I began to fill them, David decided to see how high he could count. So I listened to him go all the way to 400, just as I was finishing up bottle number 30. He continued on past 400 while we corked the bottles – David putting the cork into the corker, helping me push down on the lever, and he’d be reaching for the next cork as I removed the bottle.
So we did bottle 30 bottles of blueberry wine. I suppose it will soon be time to try another batch of it and use the EC-1118 yeast instead of DV10. Perhaps it wasn’t the yeast, maybe it was the blueberries, but this batch is just not as good as what I had before. But it’s in the bottles and the labels have been printed off, just awaiting the “wee man’s” colouring skills before we gluestick them on.
I think I’ll also try a blueberry wine with a some sweetness to it. But before I do that, I have black currants and elderberries in the freezer that are crying out for attention.
If David is around when I start making the black currant wine, I’m sure he’ll be beyond 900 from the time I start to the time I pitch the yeast.