Friday, February 3, 2012

Vineyard expansion

This year's vineyard expansion is well under way. On tap this week: adding to the irrigation system's main line. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Slight breeze

It's difficult to describe our wind experience to those who don't live here.

This is a slightly breezy day, winds around 40 mph.

A windy day here sees winds between 60 and 70 mph. The entire sky turns orange. With all our sand, it's like walking through a sandblaster. Super helpful for skin exfoliation but troubling for soil erosion and infant crops.

After determining our cover crop wasn't going to be sufficient this winter, it was time to break out the lister.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cottage update

Our beloved builder is still holding to a March completion date for the house. We have all our fingers and toes crossed.

The trim carpenters continue to impress us. They've been in the house about two weeks now and have the majority of their work done, including the built-ins for the nursery sans drawers and doors.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Favorites from our first year

Our partners in viticulture crime.

The outhouse. Enough said.

Wuv at first sight.

The majestic beauty of a maturing vineyard.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Last week we took a few days off to celebrate. Our Mother Ship beckoned.

If you know us well, you know we pilgrimage regularly. My whole side of the family does. But this trip was a solo mission for just Nathan and I. A celebratory marker of a new kind for us: a baby on the way. 

It was also the first time since our wedding at Walt Disney World that we had the joy of seeing so many friends and family while we were there.

So. Much. Fun. We are completely honored to have spent a few moments with each of you. Thanks for making it possible.

After twelve hours of connecting flights, we're back now. Nathan is out checking on our cover crop. Heaping mounds of laundry await my attention. And the baby is kicking. Welcome home to our new normal.