With some free time this morning on our day off , we drove out to our organic farm and planted some fruit trees and organic seed potatoes , in the next few days we will return to plant the remaining seeds for this years organic vegetable crop .
Hi Everybody , Albannach is holding an informal Hanami party on the bank of the Shinano river this coming Sunday from 12pm . If you are free come along , bring an instrument if you have one and the party is BYO so just bring along whatever you want to eat and drink . Pictured below is the map of the location and some chap in a kilt next to the cherry blossoms that was taken last weekend.
Just put on a new keg this evening - Black Isle Scotch Ale ABV 6.2 % , Here is what the crew at Black Isle Brewery have to say about it
Believed to have originated from Edinburgh in the 1800s, the brewing of Scotch ales is now more of a focus for the US craft brewers than for those in its homeland. This beer, however, is a distillation of all that is good in Scotland. A liquid fruit cake with a malty foundation and a rich spice finish, this will fill your palate and astound you for minutes as you unlock the multi-layers of flavour.
A blinding pairing with roast lamb and equally good with a dram of Glenmorangie Lasanta.
I would like to say a big thanks to everybody who came along to the Brazilian session last night . it was great fun and there are some very talented Brazilian musicians in Niigata . This is the 3rd time we have hosted the session so keep an eye out on the blog to see when the next one will be.
Down on the farm - Today it was a fantastic spring day with a high of 22 deg , unheard of in early April in Niigata , so we drove out to our community organic farm and prepared 5 plots for some trees that we have just bought. The trees that will will plant are - Bilberry , Blackberry, cooking Apples . We have put some organic fertilizer in the ground so come the middle of April we will plant them along with this years new organic vegetables !
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