Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wet and Cold Spring

rainbowAbout a month after we planted the first signs of life from the vines arrived. They had to “warm” up with the soil and begin the process of growing. As you can see above, this is a vine with a small bud of grapes and a ladybug. These are very good signs.

Below was one of the most amazing views we have seen….a new vineyard with a rainbow. I think it bodes well for the coming growth of the vines.

The last pictures are some of the other vines just starting to grow.

Last but not least….friends of ours, Don and Lynne Smith, came to visit and picked out their very own vines……if you visit you too can have a vine with your name on it!

Big Red

big redFor the last year we have rented a tractor, trucks and borrowed trucks and other tools….well now we have become real farmers. We purchased a 2000 F250 V10 4WD with a lift gate. Can’t get more farmer like than that……of course it only gets 11 mpg, but when you only plan on driving it 1-2,000 miles/year who cares. It can lift 1,000 pounds and carry 2,500 pounds in the back.

I can’t believe we have lived without a pick-up for so long. We now make weekly trips to the dump, to get mulch/compost, getting grow tubes, that kind of thing.

So if you come visit and want to borrow a truck, be prepared to drive a 5 speed with a granny gear.