Before I tell you how close harvest is, let me just say, it is so good to be home! Don't get me wrong - I had a wonderful visit for 10 whole days in Macon, Georgia with my mom (aka Mimi) and my sister (aka EC). But, you know the saying, "there is no place like home!". We had fun just spending time together not to mention all the eating we did! We went to a favorite hometown cafeteria, the S … [Read more...] about Homecoming and Harvest Preparation
How many times have you heard, "Laughter is the best medicine"? Many think it is a biblical quote. While the actual quote is not found in the Bible, the origin of laughter as the best medicine is found in Proverbs 17:22 - A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. Movies and videos are one source of laughter for our family. It never ceases to amaze me how our … [Read more...] about Laughter is the Best Medicine
After finishing the greenhouse EIFS we began the EIFS on the barn. But, I have decided to make you wait to see pics until it is completed rather than give you bits and pieces at a time! So, in the meantime, I thought I would share my newest project - photography classes! After last year's grape harvest, my splurge was a camera. Not just any camera - a nice one! I bought a refurbished Nikon D90. … [Read more...] about Photography Class
If you have been around for awhile, you know that we moved from Alabama a little over 5 years ago. We left a very comfortable lifestyle (thanks to corporate America) to relocate in west Texas and start a vineyard. Unfortunately, our nearly 5,000 sq ft home about 40 minutes from Mobile was put on the market just in time for the housing crash. And, there it sat! For a little over 5 years that … [Read more...] about YEAH – The House Sold Party!
You may have noticed that there was no Family Friday post last week. I have a good excuse - I was in Georgia visiting my mother and sister before heading to Alabama to clean the rest of our stuff out the house we had lived in for 20 years before moving to Texas to start the vineyard! We had a great time and even celebrated our son's thirteenth birthday! When we decided to make a lifestyle … [Read more...] about Texans for Good – Hopefully!
Today on Family Fridays I have a couple of highlights to share. The week started with decanting the Aglianico and Montepulciano wines we have settling in our shed- 90 gallons of each - that is a lot of wine! Don't worry mom, we will not drink all of it - we give a lot of away for gifts ;) We decant the wine away from the sediment or leas, which is made up of residual pulp and precipitated … [Read more...] about Cows, Wine and Woodworking