That first dark green line, in the distance, is the vineyard. The house is positioned so as to overlook the vineyard. The plan is, Lord willing, to continue adding acreage to the vineyard and bring it closer to the house. Eventually, the vineyard will surround the house.
Moving a family which includes 10 children from our "secure" life in Alabama to the "exciting" life of starting a vineyard in west Texas has definitely been challenging. Besides frugality, farm life and simple living, I have learned the importance of diet, quality of food and traditional cooking. Through the GAPS diet, I am successfully reversing my rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and food allergies.