The aphids were building up again and the temperatures are finally up in the 30's F, so I took the peppers out of the basement and sprayed them down with soap spray. After 5 minutes or so, I blasted them with the garden hose. They always look happier after one of these "treatments". And it takes a while for the aphids to build back up. I'm guessing there are eggs that I miss. Maybe if I did this frequently enough, I could get 'me all???
Finally got around to processing the Aronia berries that we'd harvested back in summer. I was worried that I hadn't added enough sugar to make a thick syrup, but once it cooled, it was fine. See how well it coated the mason jar when I poured it into the syrup bottle (for easier use on our pancakes).