Inspired by the blog at French Market Spice, I decided to record a mealmaking in progress. On the menu this night was polenta chunklets with black beans and chard. It was easy to prepare and delicious to eat. I first sauteed onion and garlic in olive oil. Then I added cooked black beanos, replumped ancho [...]
On what is most likely our last trip to Chelan for the sake of working on the vineyard. It is time to make summary of our first year of farming. The vineyard consensus: 2009 started out with big and lofty goals and ended with many lessons learned. First, we need a tractor. We need something with 4-wheel drive [...]
Good to make contact! We’re making headway into the new blog. Please excuse our DUST if things look different from one day to the next. We’re updating! Post something if you have any wine thoughts or any thoughts at all. Good or bad. Do it. Contribute to society…
So, after a grueling three days of shanking, and earth moving and mountain building, and rock moving and road destruction, and eating DUST, we’ve got a mess on our hands. In only 7 days, we cleared nearly 4 acres with the ripper and the bobcat raker. It was dirty, dirty work. A layer of pig pen [...]
Here’s some photos from this week’s work: J.H.
As Back-to-School commercials have indicated the impending return of students to school, so does October harken the appropriate nature of this Label of the Month weblog entry. I’ve chosen a wine label in the portfolio of the British owned Alchemy Wines, Ltd. Alchemy Wines, from what I have gleaned off their website is a wine branding [...]
Ten days ago, I arrived back to the farm, jolly, clean and eager to do some damage to some apple suckers. Oo, oo, it was a quick start to the dirt as a visit to the rental shop brought us this little beauty. Our new toy came equipped with an earth moving bucket in the front [...]
Dust. Dust. Dust. dust. bust. pust. qust. think that one’s a scrabble word? All I can smell right now is dust. My wine smells like dust, my “clean” clothes smell like dust. My eyes are leaking dust, I can’t hear out of my left ear ’cause I think it’s full of DUST. We started off the [...]