Our 2013 buds “broke” open about April 4 this year. We have bud break with our petite sirah vines much later than growers of other varietals. Buds on chardonnay vines can arrive and open weeks before ours even begin to … Continue reading


Chick News

I went into the chicken coop yesterday afternoon and heard this little guy (above) peeping. He’s been living in the “nursery” with his Mom since he hatched at the beginning of February. But I was hearing LOTS of peeps, so … Continue reading

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A Saturday

It’s been very cold here lately. We haven’t broken any records, but we’ve come very close several times. One cold day, I went out and removed the little panel on the hive and found the bees pretty huddled up and … Continue reading

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