Grape Harvest 2015

Montepuciano Grapes 2015

Even though we are still early in October, grape harvest for 2015 is almost over with 166 tons of Roussanne, Montepulciano, Aglianico, and Petit Verdot being harvested already. There are only about 26 tons of grapes left in the vineyard – we better get to eating before they are all gone! Read more

How to Make Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans

Nothing beats the great taste of homemade and homemade refried beans is no exception. You may have never thought about making refried beans from scratch but I am confident that once you try them, you will never settle for the store-bought version again. Read more

Adorable Newborn Calf – Odd Cattle Rustlers

Newborn Jersey Calf

The anticipation is over – Margie had her calf. That is the good news. The birth went easily and mom and baby were healthy. Unfortunately, there is some bad news. Like a good old fashioned John Wayne movie complete with cattle rustlers there is a happy end to the story. Read more

Bud-break in the Vineyard

Bud-break in the Vineyard

Spring is here! How do I know? The vines are beginning to bud! Bud-break in the Vineyard means the grape crop is on its way! So far, it is the younger plants that are budding but the others are not far behind. Read more

Waiting for Birth – Signs of Calving

Margie - Jersey Family Milk Cow

Oh the excitement of it all. The anticipation of the event. I can’t contain myself. After all, we are talking about a new life – a birth in the barnyard. Ha Ha! You thought I was pregnant and had not told you didn’t you? I should have thought about this as an April Fool’s  post –Read More