From summer to autumn, village life in Bulgaria is very busy indeed. There's lots of planting, replanting, harvesting till winter sets in. The abundance of fruits and vegetables is unimaginable. So what do they do with it? Eat it, share it, and preserve it for the winter season...of course.
Here at our our next door neighbour's place...they are busy making wine out of their grapes harvest. Every harvest is somehow preserved for the winter.
Neighbours normally join in to give a helping hand. Yes, that's a lot of wine in the making. The locals call them 'rakia'.
As we are teetotalers...this chore is not within my list...thankfully:)
Before the pressed grapes start fermenting....they are of course very sweet grapes juice. We love that!...but have to drink them within the day because they fizzes up very quickly.
So what would you do if you end up with a lot of Rakia and wouldn't want to get drunk with it? Well. we've found out that if you have any muscle pains (for doing a lot of gardening work...rub Rakia on, and pain goes quick...provided you like the smell ;D
Hmmmm...I think it's a mosquito repellent too! Did I hear somebody said that mossy don't bite one who got too much drink??