Michigan Thread - all are welcome!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Wynette, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    The yard is more dandelions than grass! But I like it that way!

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    Because it means I can gather the flowers! Today I gathered two lbs today!
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  2. ant1

    ant1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Dandelion wine?
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Seems lots of folks have dandilion whine this time of year. I think they are pretty. And the only thing green in my lawn this spring (apart from the other weeds), since my grass was apparently decimated by grubs. So I am not complaining about them!
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep! Planning on making a dandelion mead, since I will be using honey rather than refined sugar. A good mead takes a long time to work its magic. I am willing to wait, though, it should be worth it.
     
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  5. ladyrsanti

    ladyrsanti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice. I made some last year and pulled it out last month to taste. It's very high test, almost too much for me to drink. It will take me another year to sip the gallon I made.

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  6. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my grandmother used to make dandelion wine, so many years ago I wasn't old enough to try it. looks pretty though [​IMG]
     
  7. ant1

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    Great looking stuff. How much honey, water and what yeast did u use? I make pyments .. Haven't tried with dandelions
     
  8. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Indeed. I have 2 carboys of mead fermenting, the grape-mead is 12 years and the maple-mead stands at about 8. I should think about bottling them.
     
  9. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  10. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just looking chicken stock thread, I didn't find an updated for volunteers, or reminder to bring a gift of some kind for the raffle table, so I thought I would remind every one,
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    donation for park rental,gift for raffle table ( something small,or home made, chicken related if possible( not required)

    do we need prizes for children's games????

    I had volunteered to bring a couple white 6' folding tables if needed. and will be there by 9;30 or so to help set up,

    is anyone bringing silver ware?? I can pick up a lg box from sams club

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