Posts Tagged ‘grapes’

Window Glazing

May 10, 2008 Leave a comment

You have to have a good sense of humor when you take on a project of this magnitude.  I got a big laugh this morning at the winery when I saw what Mrs. H, aka Demo Diva, had left for me on the walls where the shower used to be: “Demo Diva 5/7/08”, I took a picture (above).  

We spent a full day at the winery today.  More cleaning up and burning, plus I worked on windows of the chicken coup; got the broken ones all replaced and glazed plus cleaned the paint off the others and patched the glazing.  After about 30 windows, I found a technique that really works.  It’s all in the angle of the putty knife and it helps to have good glazing compound not the dried up stuff we were using this weekend.  Still won’t take this on as a new career though.  Third picture is me glazing.  Yes, that is the same shirt you see in other pictures.  I have 2 “farm” outfits and I just rotate them through laundry and word days.  They’ll be ready for trash when this is over!

The first picture is RJ caring for his baby grape vines.  They are doing well.  We’ve lost very few.

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.