Thursday, January 10, 2013
I also got some interesting photographs of the many Yellow-rumped Warblers that were flitting about. These are our single most common warbler. They are abundant in the winter months. Some birds are not well named. Others, like the Yellow-rumped Warbler, are rather aptly named, as the photo below should demonstrate.
For information about bird watching in Sonoma County, see my Website Sonoma County Bird Watching Spots.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Sunday, January 6, 2013
I also did the first racking of the 2012 wine. Working on the assumption that enough time had passed to allow malolactic fermentation to go to completion, I sulfited the wine lightly and transferred it to clean containers, leaving behind the gross lees. I added oak staves, as usual. The wine (8 gallons, or 40 bottles) is now resting.
Since last reporting, we've had another 0.4 inches of rain, bringing our total for the 2012/2013 rainy season to 21.65 inches (at least at my house). As 15.4 inches is average for this calendar date, were are about six inches above normal so far.