Wild Fermented Wine or Juice? Part 2

Wild Fermented Wine or Juice? Part 2

This has been a pretty exciting project! I feel like I’m going to have a very successful wine and the cherry trees are full of beautiful blossoms and new green cherries!

Click here for PART 1

The plan was to allow the mixture to ferment for 4 days, but I got sick and I left it for 5 days, but I think I did manage to give it stir everyday, but it’s a foggy memory. It was a rough week.

But I did notice on day 4, which happened to be a hot day here and the kitchen was pretty warm and there was some good action going on in the jar! I was EXCITED!

Let’s get started on the next steps!


  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice ( fresh or not, but 100% pure lemon juice)
  • 4.5 cups sugar

You’ll need some type of strainer to set over something big, like a pot.

  • Pour the mixture into the strainer and start mashing until you just can’t anymore. Let it finish dripping.
  • Give your container a rinse and make sure it’s going to be large enough to fit the strained juice and the sugar and the water.

For this next step, you have choices.

  • You can dissolve the sugar in the water in a heavy pot on the stove, basically making a simple syrup and allowing to cool completely before using OR you can just dump it all in and stir until the sugar dissolves.

My choice was to make a syrup, but my goal wasn’t reducing the water or anything.           Simply dissolving the sugar and then let it cool while I was straining and mashing.

  • When there is no juice left in the pulp, pour the juice into the container that you will want it in for 3-4 more days for more fermenting.

I just used a colander with great success!

*don’t throw the pulp away! the chickens would appreciate it and if you don’t have chickens, you can feed your worms or just add it to the compost pile. If you have none of those, keep following me here so I can help you get some or all of those!

  • Now, just cover the container again, the same way. Try to stir it every day and give it 3-4 days to get active.

now is a great time to order your airlocks with a stopper. If you don’t have a carboy or something similar, you might want to start rounding that up. You can go to amazon and type air lock in the search and find some choices. 


Let’s Build a Worm Bin!

Let’s Build a Worm Bin!

It’s no secret. I am a little fascinated by worms. Not really all worms though, composting worms.

Eisenia foetida (also known as red wiggler, brandling or manure worm) and Lumbricus rubellus (manure worm).  Don’t get night crawlers, they eat differently and need deep soil to tunnel in.

The goal here is to have efficient eaters, working fast and diligently to create vermicompost for you to use.

I’ve been pretty lazy about my worm bin for the past year and finally got around to making a bin to be in the house or even the porch, but mine is in the laundry room and it works very well there. You can make smaller bins to fit under your sink, or where ever you want to house it. My big bin is out in the barn with fencing over it so the chickens can’t get the worms.

Here’s a picture of it. It’s nothing exciting, but I have a ton of worms!

I’m gonna show you how I made my newest worm bin from a couple buckets that I had on hand.

First, you will need a dog and 2 buckets! It’s super simple to add a faucet to a bucket and it is super handy later, as a lot of draining happens and you’ll want to use that liquid on a plant or two. You sure don’t have to have a faucet though.


steve and bucket

bucket w faucet

Next, you need to drill some drain holes. It doesn’t exactly matter about the size cause you’ll be putting screen over the holes so the worms don’t end it in the liquid and drown or something tragic like that!

bucket bin pic 2

I found an old window screen in my barn and cut a circle out for the INSIDE BOTTOM of the bucket with the holes.

bucket bin pic 3

Now the fun stuff! Use some newspaper, paper shreddings,  for putting in next, on top of the screen. I used a paper feed sack and tore it into pieces. It’s fun that you really can use things that you have on hand!

bucket bin pic 4

If your worms and the dirt they’re in isn’t very wet, add some water to the paper and get it a bit wet, not soggy. My worms and their dirt was pretty wet, so I added them on top of the dry paper. There is just really nothing horrible going to happen either way, but just remember that your worm habitat needs to be like a squeezed out sponge. A bit more then damp.

bucket bin 6

Next, I add some used hay, so it’s almost chopped looking, but only a handful. I don’t want to create a hot environment by adding too much green matter. But I want them to always have a way to be happy and never soaking wet.

bucket bin pic 5

If you have heard about compost getting hot and stuff like that, it’s very true. So we want the worms to break things down and if it gets hot in there, they’ll die. I have caught some outdoor compost piles on fire by accident of course, but it burnt an entire wall of a barn…but that’s a story for another day.

Next, you can add some food for them. They love coffee grounds and at my house, they get a lot of those! Also vegetable trimmings, fruit scraps. Molded, uncooked produce is one of their favs!  No fats, meats, citrus. And egg shells don’t break down well, but it’s aerates things, so add those if you want, but crush first.

bucket bin 8

coffee filters, fermented cherry pits and skins, coffee…

As I add food for them, I add a bit more paper to the top. Kind of layering, but there really isn’t hard rules here. But just try to keep a balance going.

finished bucket bin

You will then sit the bucket with the holes, screen and all the worms inside the bucket with the faucet. That’s it! Super simple!

Do you have worm bins? I’m anxious to know who else raises worms!

Boost Your Stamina and Enhance Performance



Super great for anyone working out or training! Your muscles will thank you!


  • maintains balanced energy levels for physical performance and endurance
  • boost stamina and enhance sports performance
  • supports healthy muscles; increase muscle size and strength
  • enhance muscle tone and rate of muscle recovery
  • promotes mental clarity, concentration and alertness
  • healthy response to stress
  • healthy testosterone levels in both men and women

Essential Oils within PowerGize:

  • Goldenrod: supports the circulatory system, urinary tract, liver function and is calming for the body and mind.
  • Idaho Blue Spruce: can increase levels of testosterone in both men and women, boosts energy and confidence and can enhance ‘bedroom time’.
  • Cassia: good for concentration and relaxation

Also found in PowerGize are the herbs Ashwagandha and Longjack  for mental alertness, clarity and immune support.

For more information and pricing: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/powergize-60-ct

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Endocrine and Internal Support!

Endocrine and Internal Support!

PD 80/20

This is a great addition to your perimenopausal hormone support!

Pd 80/20 is a supplement designed to help support the endocrine system and maximize internal health! It contains pregnenolone and DHEA, which our bodies naturally produce, but decline production with age. It also provides support for BOTH men and women as age and STRESS cause the hormones to decline.

When your adrenal glands are stressed, pregnenolone levels drop farm more quickly and deeply. For more on adrenal, go here or the endocrine system, go here.

Let’s look a bit at Pregnenolone:

  • made from cholesterol and is a building block for the body’s production of progesterone and DHEA, as well as estrogen, testosterone, cortisone and others.
  • shown to be a potent memory enhancer and has been reported to increase the feelings of well being and better sleep.
  • reduces symptoms of PMS and menopause, improves immunity and helps maintain healthy hormone levels.


Now for DHEA:

  • most common precursor in the body!
  • secreted by the adrenal glands and is associated with youthful and healthy functions in many of the body’s systems.
  • LOW LEVELS cause increased cardiovascular risk, diabetes, obesity, loss of vigor, loss of sexual energy, depression and skin aging. yikes! 
  • works best when used with pregnenolone, creating a balance.

For more information and pricing: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/pd-8020-capsules

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Support Your Mind and Memory!!

Support Your Mind and Memory!!


Who doesn’t need mind and memory support? Kinda like who doesn’t need sleep!!

I heard this called, Young Living’s advanced brain wellness serum. That got my attention. And the bonus? The ingredients also support cardiovascular health! BRAIN and HEART!


  • easy to absorb form of carnitine, a very important nutrient for both the brain and the heart
  • it promotes our body’s ability to breakdown fats in an efficient way. This is important for the heart because the heart is a muscle that is constantly in motion and requires a lot of energy
  • the brain also requires a lot of energy
  • fats are a great source of energy for these organs because you can get more energy out of one molecule of fat then you can out of a protein or carb


  • provide the body with choloine
  • choline has two primary functions: helps to build strong cellular membranes that communicate well from outside and inside the cell and it breaks down and provides necessary methyl groups to other molecules in the body. This serves as a major building block of acetyl choline. Which helps lubricate the body and has a role in supporting normal attention and decision making. normal attention and decision making. wow. 


  • found in almost every cell of the body and is necessary for basic function of the cell
  • found in high concentrations in the heart, kidney, liver and muscles
  • helps to convert carbs and fatty acids into ATP, which is the energy currency of the body


  • longer life in the body and aids in quicker activation

Here is a video from Dr. Jim Bob about MindWise!!! I love how direct Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton is! No confusion!

Information and pricing: https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/mindwise

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Super Charge Your Immune System


Immune Pro

It’s like the bomb. But a good bomb. Your immune system is super important and needs to be charged and at the ready, but is it? I know mine isn’t. I know because I’ve slacked off of everything good lately, have been eating crap plus sugar and I’m pretty sick as I write this.

By keeping my immune system somewhat charged, I haven’t even been having much allergies and I normally have them so bad with all the crazy weather, such as 90 one day, 34 the next, then back to 90 the next day, but lots of wind blowing stuff around. I got lazy and allowed my mind to be focused on stuff that I have no control over, stress ate, ate candy, drank coke… no supplements, not even running my diffuser. So now I pay.

I’m glad I’m the only person that has ever done stupid stuff like this and you can all learn from me! Ha!

S0 back to how this stuff is the bomb. It is. BAM. Let me tell you why: ( I just took this right from the YL website cause they already said it sooooo well)

This power-packed formula combines naturally-derived immune-supporting Ningxia wolfberry polysaccharides with a unique blend of reishi, maitake, and agaricus blazei mushroom powders to deliver powerful antioxidant activity to help reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress from free radicals.*

ImmuPro provides zinc and selenium for proper immune function* along with other chelated minerals which emerging science suggests are more easily absorbed by the body. It also delivers melatonin which encourages restful sleep by promoting the body’s natural sleep rhythm.*

Good rest AND immune power? PLEASE and THANK YOU!

For more info and pricing for this supplement:    https://beta-au.youngliving.com/en_US/products/immupro-chewable-tablets

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Kidney & Bladder Health!


K & B

K & B is an incredible supplement formulated to nutritionally support normal kidney and bladder healthy!!


  • juniper berries enhance the body’s efforts to maintain proper fluid balance
  • parsley supports kidney and bladder function and aids overall urinary health
  • urva ursi supports both urinary and digestive system health

Your urinary tract will thank you immensely for having this on hand!

For more info and pricing: https://beta-au.youngliving.com/en_US/products/k-b

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