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Day 35 – Roll Out The Red Carpet

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by
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The skies do change in a short time frame around the vineyard. Rain rain go away, we've got vines to plant today...well tomorrow any way!

Roll out the red carpet, it's Wednesday!! The anticipated arrival day of the vines!   The pace has picked up and we are Continue reading the story "Day 35 – Roll Out The Red Carpet"

Day 34 – Lull Before Storm.

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by
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Isn't it sooo pretty?!!! Can't wait to see it planted!

It's Tuesday (May 6th), Mom and big kids are gathering and finishing up all that is needed in the valley for planting.  Dad is working steadily to prepare for planting on site.  Our right hand lady SM is on her way up the mountain to give the Continue reading the story "Day 34 – Lull Before Storm."

Day 33 – Fffwhoo!

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by
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DSC_0683Yes Mam' it's Monday (May 5th)!!! Big kids and Mom left last night for the valley, so they can get to school and get the"real job" tasks out of the way, and pick up the laundry list of items needed for the week. Dad and littlest are working as fast and hard as they can on the vineyard to prepare for the planting.  He Continue reading the story "Day 33 – Fffwhoo!"

Day 32 – It’s Just Good.

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by
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Stephanie hanging the drip line, tying it up with zip ties.

Like a ball rolling down hill...the momentum is building and there really is no stopping it now.  It's Sunday the vines are expected to arrive on Wednesday (they are officially on the truck headed our way).  The plan is to start planting some on Continue reading the story "Day 32 – It’s Just Good."

Day 31 – Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Posted on: July 25th, 2014 by
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Hard to capture the work of drilling 1,500 holes, but I guess you can imagine how boring it would be look at 1,500 pictures of hole drilling...that might reflect how much my brother loves us!

Today is Saturday - brother finished drilling all of the holes.  I am almost positive that if he were the Continue reading the story "Day 31 – Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’"

Day 30 – Towing The Line.

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by
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DSC_0626It's Friday (5 days till vines arrive). Today brother continues to...you guessed it!!.. drill holes!  He is almost done. Justin had a set of headphones so at least Seth can listen to music now...I was starting to wonder if the alone time was getting to him! DSC_0632 Kids towing Continue reading the story "Day 30 – Towing The Line."

Day 29 – Serious Gopher Work

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by
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View from neighbors hill that gives the number of holes a better perspective.

It's Thursday (6 days until the vines are delivered).  Today Justin is on his way up.  I'm on my way down and in the meantime Seth continues to work his little heart out on the bobcat drilling holes. Continue reading the story "Day 29 – Serious Gopher Work"

Day 26.27.28 – Giddy Up!

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by
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As the planting time draws near there are many details and various tasks being taken care and it's hard to keep track of what happened when and where.  I'm doing my best to write these down (but I do forget a few things from time to time).  Hopefully it's worth sharing to give a sense of the activity, events, time and commitment it takes to put in this vineyard! [caption id="attachment_238" align="aligncenter" Continue reading the story "Day 26.27.28 – Giddy Up!"

Day 28 – 1500 Reality Check.

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by
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It's Wednesday (I week from when vines arrive) and this morning baby brother was at it early drilling hole after hole after hole...equipment running and 1,486 to go!
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Small gopher problem?? Four hours of work and 130+ holes drilled.

Today, he was able to get two rows done by lunch.  Seems like great progress!  That's close to 130 Continue reading the story "Day 28 – 1500 Reality Check."

Day 27 – Saweet Dear Brother.

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by
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It's Tuesday!!  Today my brother headed out to drill the vine holes with bobcat in tow.  I am laughing a little as I write this, just thinking of our naïve thoughts on how long it may take to punch or drill 1,500 holes.  Today he headed out anticipating that it would take 2 days... 3 AT THE MOST to get the job done.  We never thought Continue reading the story "Day 27 – Saweet Dear Brother."