Saturday, May 14, 2011

prepping the drink

we love our garden
and spend countless hours
tilling soil
dead heading roses
training vines
adjusting drip lines
repairing bird houses
and
tending to our bees

however

we are in the mountains
which makes our
season
really short
and
slightly tenuous

snow seems to fall at its whim
scorching blossoms
with a cool blast

as a result
what we harvest
is
revered

i prepare and preserve
everything
very little is wasted

speaking of wasted
this year
we are trying something new

liqueurs and elixirs
are 
one of my true loves

 lucky girl that i am

my other true love
humors my every whim

which is how we found ourselves
on a beautiful spring day
perched on ladders
wiring
bottles
to our pear tree
we picked through the tree
like it was a rummage sale
for the perfect 
barely formed pear-on a just the right size branch
once discovered
we removed the leaves 
gently plied the bottle up the branch
and
tied it off
and crossed our fingers

if all goes as planned
a beautiful pear
will grow
in 
each bottle

it will then be preserved
with pear soaked brandy

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! Can't wait to hear about the fruits of your bottle.

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  2. You are SO clever! I hope it works...I can't wait to see it =)

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  3. What a neat idea. I can't wait to see it.....and how beautiful it's going to look in the bottle.

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  4. What a genius idea. I can only imagine how amazing that will be! I've seen pear brandy with a large peeled pear inside the bottle...never eve thought about how they got that in there? already peeled!
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  5. A toast to the Rippler! I always wanted to try making pear brandy. Cheers.

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  6. love this idea :) im sure it will turn out the way u want it to! Love how u describe life in the mountains puts me right there :)

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  7. I can't wait to see the finished project. Beautiful photos Christy!

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  8. Wow! That sounds fantastic and the photos are great!

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  9. christy wonka.
    seriously- it's your new name.

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  10. This must be such an amazing thing to watch! I've never seen this before!

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  11. I think this is the coolest project...my Dad was also very intrigued! You rock!

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  12. yummy! how creative... can't wait to see the final reveal! xo Malia

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