Time is flying

Here it is 10 days since my last post and I don’t know where the time has gone. Sometimes I feel like I am not really in the slow lane with all the things that are going on. The weather has finally turned to more Fall like conditions but it is still great and we are enjoying being able to go out with out a coat. the wine season is pretty much over as far as the tourists coming into the wineries so my work is cut back a lot. However this is the harvest time for grapes. We are right in the middle of the harvest and it seems to be a fantastic year with large yields and very good quality so mark this year down for a vintage to buy in the future. Deb has been working lots, picking and also taking bird nets down so they can pick the next day, they have to keep track of which row the nets came from so they can use them the next year. She has also pre-picked before they do machine picking taking off what are called secondary clusters that are not as ripe as the rest. There should be another 2 or 3 weeks of harvest then everything will slow down for both of us .

Deb found this while taking down the nets yesterday it was all tangled up and she had to cut it out to set it free one of the other workers held it for her to take the picture,it should have been in its den by now but the days are so nice and warm it probably was trying to get one more meal before winter.

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