PART I: OVERRUN WITH DANDELIONS? MAKE WINE!

Spring comes to Gustavus when the dull colors of winter give way to the greens of the forest under-story and grassy lawns.  Then, we know the season has arrived for sure when the first dandelions appear.  Their bright-yellow flowers, like little suns reflecting back from the ground, lift our hearts and bring smiles to our faces.

As spring continues, the dandelions become more and more prolific, until they seem to be trying to take over the world.  Never fear — I have a solution here for you.  When you get tired of looking at that field of yellow, you can make a very fine wine from the blossoms.  You’ll need 15 quarts of them for your first batch, so start picking!

Soon after you start your wine the remaining Continue reading