These weeks are all about picking grapes and making wine. Pretty much anyway. I can recap last week with this week since both weeks looked pretty similar. You may be happy to read that I won’t be talking about the vineyard much anymore after this post. The season is coming to an end, and I’m ready to go back to writing about and doing other things, I’m sure a few of you regular readers are about ready to read about other things as well. Thanks for sticking with me! For the last time this season though, here is my vineyard update:
The Black Beauties are pretty much ripe and look how big they are!!! These are the last variety of the three we have to ripen, and we started really picking them these last couple weeks.
In other picking news, I helped to pick at a vineyard not too far from home (45 mins away). I enjoyed seeing their set up and I learned a few things. It was also nice to check out their vines compared to ours. We picked Cabernet grapes this early Monday morning. And early it was, but such a beautiful morning!
I finished up making all the wine that I am going to make for the year. I had my first experience with a bad batch, but nothing to cry over as there was more than enough to start again. I learned something in the process as well, and I’ve got lots to say about wine making specifics when I finally get my Cavia Creek blog up and really running. (It’s on the to do list…)
Then there was a short break for a school field trip to a local farm. I just can’t get away from the ‘farm life’ ha ha! It was hot, nay very hot this September 26th, but everyone pretty much had a good time as far as I could tell.
My guy and I also made it out a couple of times in these last two weeks. Once with his work for dinner, and then last night we tried out a new to us place to eat in Jackson before making our way to the university to watch a play. The night out was wonderful, and I always love the time with my guy, but the show wasn’t the best – boring would be a good word to describe it.
Momentary breaks aside; we were back at our farm for more picking, and the pickings are finally getting slim.
I think we’ve got maybe three days more to pick and then that’s about it. I knew it would be a busy September, and it was, but I really enjoyed it. And that is all from me about this year’s harvest. I may have a few things to say about the wine I am making here and there, but I’m ready to go back to writing about other things. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Categories: Dear Diary 2017