I had some work to finish up and Clay brewed up another batch of beer outdoors. This one is a Belgian blond ale. We sampled the first runnings off the mash and it tasted pretty good. I drank a few of our previous beers during the process and then Sparky and I went out for a hike to walk it off. He and Riley had gotten in a fight earlier in the day so I've got them separated again for a while. Trooper and Frank got into it later in the day, while Sparky and I were on the trail. I'm not sure what was getting into everyone yesterday. Spring, I guess. Clay saw the Trooper/Frank row, and he said that Maya got into it too, coming to Trooper's defense.
Sunday was rainy and dreary as promised, but we only got a little bit of actual rain in the morning. The rest of the day was cloudy and damp but it didn't actually do anything. Still, it wasn't a great day to be outdoors.
We cleaned out the laundry room, went out to Blue Mountain Brewery for brunch, and then stopped at Lowe's on the way home and bought a metal storage cabinet. The beer making equipment has quickly outgrown the small closet in my office. This will provide a place for some of the big stuff anyway. We got it put together pretty quickly, made easier by the fact that Sparky has moved over to the other kennels now. Vince helped a bit. All things considered, it was a pretty productive weekend.