Friday, July 15, 2011

Some things never change

Our farming adventures may be a path no one saw coming--this is certainly a far cry from our corporate experience in Nashville--but some things will never change.

After twenty years in the technology field, the very first project Nathan implemented at the vineyard was setting up the communication center. I suspect we're the only farm in West Texas that had wifi before wells.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sneak peek of the future

It's enough to make you forget about the current drought. 

* Photo taken of one of Cliff Bingham's vineyards.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Saving grace

As we started our farming operation it quickly became apparent we needed the ability to lift heavy equipment on a daily basis. Stellar insight, isn't it.

Enter the trusty bucket loader, our saving grace. Between it and a heavy-duty chain, we can move just about any piece of equipment as needed, including our latest acquisition: the propane tank.

With neither the aid of mechanized help or another living soul, Nathan installed the bucket loader--a mere 1,500 pounds of steel--on Mae in a day. When another farmer first learned of Nathan's feat he immediately gulped and responded: You the man.

My sentiments exactly.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Little did I know

When I married him almost four years ago, I had no idea I was getting a cowboy.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pivot repair by morning

And don't think I was actually present for said repair. Nay, I was home still nestled among sheets and quilts, blissfully unaware that my husband was already at the vineyard in full-on farming mode.

Photo swiped from my dad's unsuspecting iphone. Nice shot, Pape.