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  • Thekla
    started a topic Did I make wine?

    Did I make wine?

    I have been taking a mix of raw apple cider vinegar and honey to help my health. The vinegar is expensive so I thought I would try to make some of my own. Last April I put a lot of chopped apples in a jar with some of the apple cider vinegar I buy with mother in it. Around June or July, I looked at it and it looked like it was changing into the vinegar nicely. I smelled it and stuck my finger into it and tasted it and it tasted good but it looked yucky so I didn't use it. It's been in my food closet ever since then. A couple of days ago I looked at it. The mother is at the bottom of the jar. The vinegar looked clear. So I opened it and I smelled it and it doesn't smell like vinegar. It smells like sweet and when I stuck my finger into it it tastes like a very sweet wine. I'm afraid to try it.

    Do you think it is ok to drink an ounce to see if I did make wine?

  • Bonnie
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post

    Normally we have 17 days over 90 during the entire summer. So far this year, we've had 12. We've even gotten to 100. It has been so hot, humid and we've had a lot of pollution. They say on the weather reports, if you have a respiratory problem don't go out. I've been hiding in my house a lot. Yesterday was nice though. My husband and I went to Lake Michigan. They have a new section there of what the prairie was like before the city was built. It was really beautiful with a great view of the lake and the Chicago skyline. I walked about a mile. I hope I can do it again.
    It has been pretty normal here, temp-wise. Lots of rain, though. Two years ago we had a severe drought and the temps were close to 100 the whole summer. So I am not complaining.

    Thank God for air-conditioning! Louis Carrier should be canonized! P

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  • balshan
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post
    You can do that in my dreams too. I also dream of you running away from kangaroos and cuddling koala bears. 😇

    A few years ago we lived ten minutes from these public gardens where kangaroos lived. We would go up at dawn and dusk to pray and watch the mob of Roos. We did not get out of the car just enjoyed the display. People forget they are wild and can attack. They are so much fun to watch the way they interact. My brother has a roo who has made his porch home.

    Once going through a native zoo you used to be able to walk through the wallabies. I had my eldest in a stroller, a wallaby came up close and grabbed a piece of food out of his hand. I was stupid but we were blessed, he did not get scratched by those claws. It did look at us as if to say we'll give me more.

    Koalas just sleep. The are under threat by a nasty disease, a lot of work is going into research and finding better habitats as they are overpopulating some areas.

    Emus are interesting to watch. They seem very regal.

    thanks for your dreams

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  • Thekla
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    You can do that in my dreams too. I also dream of you running away from kangaroos and cuddling koala bears. 😇

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  • balshan
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post

    Thanks, it makes me look like a 17 year old. (In my dreams lol)
    You are funny, in my dreams I can still play tennis and swim laps.

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  • Thekla
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    Originally posted by balshan View Post

    so glad it is better
    Thanks, it makes me look like a 17 year old. (In my dreams lol)

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  • balshan
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post

    Thanks. It looks better today. I'm like you, I watched myself to make sure I didn't get sunburned.
    so glad it is better
    Last edited by balshan; 07-21-18, 05:30 PM.

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  • Thekla
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    Originally posted by balshan View Post

    thank you the exercises are helping. I am much more stable on my feet, I still cannot walk far on land but going to hydro really makes.

    I hope you have a miracle healing and that your face heals quickly. I never use to get sunburn but as I have gotten older I do need to be careful. Skin cancer is really bad in this country.
    Thanks. It looks better today. I'm like you, I watched myself to make sure I didn't get sunburned.

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  • balshan
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post
    Ouch, my husband has problems with arthritis and his knee too. Not too bad yet, thank God. Yesterday at the prairie Bill had to carry my rollator over the sand. When he got to the top of the rise he looked terrible. I pushed the rollator to the shade and told him to sit for awhile. They have concrete stones along the path like a fence but they are about 4 feet high so he and I can't jump up to sit on them. I walked over to where the rise was and was able to get down on one. So I sat in the sun. My face is brightly red now but since I have large sunglasses I have this huge white mask on my face. I look like a weird racoon.

    I hope that you are able to get your knee better. My husband goes for exercises and it seems to help him.
    thank you the exercises are helping. I am much more stable on my feet, I still cannot walk far on land but going to hydro really makes.

    I hope you have a miracle healing and that your face heals quickly. I never use to get sunburn but as I have gotten older I do need to be careful. Skin cancer is really bad in this country.

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  • Thekla
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    Ouch, my husband has problems with arthritis and his knee too. Not too bad yet, thank God. Yesterday at the prairie Bill had to carry my rollator over the sand. When he got to the top of the rise he looked terrible. I pushed the rollator to the shade and told him to sit for awhile. They have concrete stones along the path like a fence but they are about 4 feet high so he and I can't jump up to sit on them. I walked over to where the rise was and was able to get down on one. So I sat in the sun. My face is brightly red now but since I have large sunglasses I have this huge white mask on my face. I look like a weird racoon.

    I hope that you are able to get your knee better. My husband goes for exercises and it seems to help him.

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  • balshan
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post

    This is my Lumex Rollator. I have the foot things but I haven't attached them to mine yet. I have a lung problem. When I walk I start to pant. I should be using oxygen but I don't like to do that. The Rollator has a seat so that if you get tired you can just stop where you are and sit down and rest a bit. I don't have it too badly yet but most places I go don't have benches so this thing is wonderful. If you get really tired you can put the foot holders on the bottom push the back rest to the front and use it like a wheel chair. I haven't come close to needing that yet but I bought this so in case I get much worse I could do that..I only use it now when I go out for a long walk to exercise.(That for me is about 2 blocks) I need it if I were to walk around my block. But if I drive to the grocery store, I can shop without the rollator just using a shopping cart instead.

    https://www.parentgiving.com/shop/hy...yABEgIXL_D_BwE
    I need a cane as I am not allowed to fall. I have arthritis in my back and several problems in my right knee. I cannot walk far and was in lots of pain, but instead of an operation which they said I needed, I go to hydro. Warm water pool and do walking and exercises. It has strengthened my knee and I have less pain. Much better than an operation. But I like your rollator and will keep that in mind. I also use the shopping cart when shopping.

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  • Thekla
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    Originally posted by balshan View Post

    nature is is so impressive, you can see God's work. It is so pretty. I do not know what a rollator is? My dad was a boat builder. There is a place not far from here where the waves crash against the rocks and cliff face going up two or more storey high. I love watching the waves.
    This is my Lumex Rollator. I have the foot things but I haven't attached them to mine yet. I have a lung problem. When I walk I start to pant. I should be using oxygen but I don't like to do that. The Rollator has a seat so that if you get tired you can just stop where you are and sit down and rest a bit. I don't have it too badly yet but most places I go don't have benches so this thing is wonderful. If you get really tired you can put the foot holders on the bottom push the back rest to the front and use it like a wheel chair. I haven't come close to needing that yet but I bought this so in case I get much worse I could do that..I only use it now when I go out for a long walk to exercise.(That for me is about 2 blocks) I need it if I were to walk around my block. But if I drive to the grocery store, I can shop without the rollator just using a shopping cart instead.

    https://www.parentgiving.com/shop/hy...yABEgIXL_D_BwE

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  • balshan
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post

    This is a picture of the inside of the prairie. There are a lot of birds and butterflies living here, also some cactus that are native to Chicago.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...jDQU6h9LLyfoM:

    This is a picture of the area between the depth of the prairie and the lake. About 1000 feet back is where my husband took beautiful pictures of boats on the lake, the Skyline and Navy Pier. The lake was the most beautiful color I ever saw in my life. It was a brilliant blue but far along the horizon it was purple. I have a rollator and I did ok walking along the wood chips but at the end I hit an area of sand and my poor husband had to carry it down to the sidewalk. We decided to walk back along the long sidewalk you see in this picture. The wind was blowing waves about 5 feet which is high for the lake and they exploded when they hit the concrete and washed over for a short way. My face is now red. I wish I could show you my husband's pictures. They make these look plain. The flowers were bright and very high. Some were over my head. They were beautiful most were yellow but there were some that were purple and fuchsia. I think these pictures were taken a month or so ago because everything has grown much taller and many more flowers.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...FijtD9quocbAM:
    nature is is so impressive, you can see God's work. It is so pretty. I do not know what a rollator is? My dad was a boat builder. There is a place not far from here where the waves crash against the rocks and cliff face going up two or more storey high. I love watching the waves.

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  • Thekla
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    Originally posted by balshan View Post


    I hate it when you can fry eggs on the roads. We are starting to get more humid weather which I really hate, one of the main reasons I hate Sydney. Last year we had a storm which caused a massive amount of asthma attacks. So many people went to hospital, few deaths and the emergency system could not cope. Hope we don't see that again. I did not know and had stayed inside so I was blessed.

    Sounds like a me a beautiful place. I hope you do it again too.
    This is a picture of the inside of the prairie. There are a lot of birds and butterflies living here, also some cactus that are native to Chicago.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...jDQU6h9LLyfoM:

    This is a picture of the area between the depth of the prairie and the lake. About 1000 feet back is where my husband took beautiful pictures of boats on the lake, the Skyline and Navy Pier. The lake was the most beautiful color I ever saw in my life. It was a brilliant blue but far along the horizon it was purple. I have a rollator and I did ok walking along the wood chips but at the end I hit an area of sand and my poor husband had to carry it down to the sidewalk. We decided to walk back along the long sidewalk you see in this picture. The wind was blowing waves about 5 feet which is high for the lake and they exploded when they hit the concrete and washed over for a short way. My face is now red. I wish I could show you my husband's pictures. They make these look plain. The flowers were bright and very high. Some were over my head. They were beautiful most were yellow but there were some that were purple and fuchsia. I think these pictures were taken a month or so ago because everything has grown much taller and many more flowers.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...FijtD9quocbAM:
    Last edited by Thekla; 07-19-18, 11:10 PM.

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  • balshan
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    Originally posted by Thekla View Post

    Normally we have 17 days over 90 during the entire summer. So far this year, we've had 12. We've even gotten to 100. It has been so hot, humid and we've had a lot of pollution. They say on the weather reports, if you have a respiratory problem don't go out. I've been hiding in my house a lot. Yesterday was nice though. My husband and I went to Lake Michigan. They have a new section there of what the prairie was like before the city was built. It was really beautiful with a great view of the lake and the Chicago skyline. I walked about a mile. I hope I can do it again.

    I hate it when you can fry eggs on the roads. We are starting to get more humid weather which I really hate, one of the main reasons I hate Sydney. Last year we had a storm which caused a massive amount of asthma attacks. So many people went to hospital, few deaths and the emergency system could not cope. Hope we don't see that again. I did not know and had stayed inside so I was blessed.

    Sounds like a me a beautiful place. I hope you do it again too.

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