Post Archives from the ‘Adventures of Vineyard Installation’ Category



Day 18 – Giddy Squeal “Roses!”

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by
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The kids were struggling with the half empty/half full cup concept and which perspective gives a happier day, so I brought up the rose example.  Asking if a rose is a thorn bush with pretty flowers on it, or if it is a flower bush with thorns on it?  I am happy to report the two older agreed a flower bush, while the youngest as a Continue reading the story "Day 18 – Giddy Squeal “Roses!”"

Day 15. 16. 17. – Weary Be We!

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by
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A hard days work!

Here we are again, Saturday, Sunday, Monday the saga continues, stake after stake after stake.  In all honesty, the weekend felt discombobulated, many things are showing signs of neglect - friends, family, school, house, etc.  What comes to mind is Karyn saying in the Dory voice "...just keep swimming...just keep swimming..."  (THANK YOU to every single Continue reading the story "Day 15. 16. 17. – Weary Be We!"

Day 14 – Tink tink tink…tink

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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DSC_0511The days continue of pounding the stakes. From sun up to sun down the tink tink tink continues through the quiet little valley. Here are a few things we've learned quite well through this process: 1. Rocks are not our friends. There are areas of the field that we now know contain rock beds. Those areas are fully Continue reading the story "Day 14 – Tink tink tink…tink"

Day 13 – All Stake No Play!

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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Tape is pulled, mule is loaded, stake pounding begins!

Justin stayed up to continue pounding posts through Monday.  Our good friend joined him and they worked through out the day.  I don't think one can really appreciate the physical energy required and the toll it takes on a body by pounding stakes.  It's one of those "club" things, once Continue reading the story "Day 13 – All Stake No Play!"

Day 12 – A Lot At Stake!

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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What a great morning view!

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Andretti or Stuart...pretending on the turns!

It's time to get the dirt leveled out and get this show on the road! I don't even have to say "pick me! pick me!"  when it comes to tractor driving...Justin knows it's Continue reading the story "Day 12 – A Lot At Stake!"

Day 11 – Lost Key On I-17 Call If Found!

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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We arrive to the site mid morning at full steam ahead and start to unload.  Only one problem - the key to the skidsteer apparently wiggled it's way out and has found a resting place somewhere in Central Arizona.  Just another unanticipated delay.  Hmm... here we go.  After looking in every nook and cranny, that's an AFFIRMATIVE TOWER...key is lost. Next options - find a dealer for Continue reading the story "Day 11 – Lost Key On I-17 Call If Found!"

Day 10 – Wow Friday Came Quick!

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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So we hit the offices Monday through Friday for me and Tuesday through Friday for Justin.  It's back to life as we know it.  Work, phone calls, conference calls, projects, deadlines, kids activities, projects, run club, guitar, fiddle, dance, homework.  Friday comes very quickly this week.  In many ways the vineyard project is motivational for both of us, we get our work done so we can go up Continue reading the story "Day 10 – Wow Friday Came Quick!"

Day 9 – Shazzam Water Baby!!

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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A happy sight!

Monday morning Justin and the neighbor tackle the remaining portion of the line.  By mid day water is shooting out of one of the valves about 20' in to the air....yay we have water! By Monday afternoon the water lines are completely installed, the excavator is returned, and the trench on the vineyard site had Continue reading the story "Day 9 – Shazzam Water Baby!!"

Day 8 – Humor & Blessings

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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Fancy measuring tool to measure where to put in the valves. Not sure what the official terminology is for "eyeballing"....regardless very technical!

Today God reminded us He has a good sense of humor!  It's Sunday and again the wind blew and blew and blew...ughh!!  So while we should have been at church, we were out in the wind Continue reading the story "Day 8 – Humor & Blessings"

Day 7…Gifting Dirt!

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by
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Sure beats a shovel!

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Let's remember Spring Break is fun...yes you really have to convince yourself 40 mph winds is fun...because let's face it - it's not! Especially when your dealing with dirt.

It's been a week since we arrived to the site.  Continue reading the story "Day 7…Gifting Dirt!"