Thursday, September 27, 2018

Grapes be gone

The pace of harvesting seems to have slowed in the vineyards around us. That's probably because most of the grapes have been picked. However, there are still large plots of unharvested grapes out there. Some of it, we know, are white grapes that are used for "late harvest" wine. They're hanging out to ripen more and develop more sugar. There are also a few plots of red grapes still on the vine. While out running errands yesterday, we saw tractors pulling trailers filled with grapes from the vineyards to the wineries around our area.

The harvesting machines vibrate the vines and suck the grapes right off the stems.

One of the errands we ran yesterday was to see the people who made and installed our garden gate. They gave us estimates for a new garage door and three new shutters on the back of the house. We had a few questions, which they happily answered, and we ok'd the estimates. They think that installation will happen by the middle of November. We'll keep our fingers crossed!


  1. Exciting. Will keep my fingers crossed, too. We could move twice in that time.

  2. I'm looking forward to before and after photos of the garage door.

  3. mitch, ha! You probably have! ;)

    evelyn, I will be sure to post some.

    michael, we'll see them again in the spring, in bottles!


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