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Daily Progress

March 8, 2008 Leave a comment

I am really going to try to update this regularly, ideally daily.  Yesterday, RJ was hard at work planting “our sticks.”  These are the 10,400 cuttings we got from our small vineyard here at the house.  They need to be stuck in the ground so they won’t dry out while we are gone.  They will get roots and be planted in the fall.  What did I do, my favorite, paperwork.  I did most of the OLCC forms.  Lots of forms, but so far fairly easy.  Pictures of the cuttings will be added shortly.

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Tasting Room Bar

March 7, 2008 Leave a comment

The Bar, too.The Bar

While I’m on a roll, I want to tell you about the work in the tasting room.  We have torn out tile and wall paper, filled in doorways and created new ones, tore up the kitchen and modified the main tasting room.  But I have to say, our biggest tasting room project to date in the bar that my husband built/rebuilt.  He is one talented man and I am so lucky to have him.  A wine contact (Ron) found out we were building a tasting room and offered to sell us the bar that used to be in Mothershed’s (a local restaurant).  We remembered it had grape carvings so were definitely interested in it.  We bought it, but you can’t really call it a bar; it was in pieces, one giant jigsaw puzzle and the original design would not fit our plans.  So in a serious of weeks, RJ managed to reconstruct the bar and add a number of pieces of oak paneling and trim.  The pictures do not do it justice, but I am very proud!

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It’s Getting Real

March 7, 2008 Leave a comment

The plantingThe Plants

I know it has been forever since I’ve updated this but it doesn’t mean that progress isn’t being made.  The biggest news is we are planted.  Yes, we have 15 acres, approximately 9000 plants in the ground, not to mention the posts, stakes, wires, etc.  On Thursday, most of the supplies were there; it was an unbelievable site.  So here are a couple of pictures with our progress.  These are only some of the plants but you get the idea.  As to my favorite subject, the paperwork…NOT!, we are making progess there also.  The public comment period for the county ended on February 21st.  We are hoping for Land Use approval in late spring.  Our Federal application is in and, hopefully, being processed.  The OLCC application is underway.