Sue took one of her vacation days yesterday. She had committed her help to brother-in-law, John Welch to stomp grapes for about 40 gal. of wine. We all arrived about 7am to stem and clean the grapes. Sue left for a hair appointment about two hours later. John and I cleaned the grapes in water and a plastic tub. After Sue returned, she crushed the grapes. All told, about eight hours for three people were spent making a batch of about forty gallons of wine.
John had a plastic barrel that was rated at 220 liters. I used google to convert the metric units to imperial units. All I had to do was enter 1 liter/1quart x 220 in pounds and google gave me an answer. Search for google calculator for other interesting examples.
In the afternoon, I built 4 blue bird houses from parts I had previously cut out. Air nailers really speed up construction. I make these houses in about two hours each. They would be double that in the methods of the 50's.