Newsom Grape Day 2010

Well once again Newsom Grape Day was a very delightful as well as educational event. It was held at the – where else, but Newsom Vineyards. There were many great speakers provided by AgriLIFE Extention Service. There was also a wide variety of Texas wines to taste and...

High Plains Vineyard Tour 2010

Long day today. But a good day. I didn’t get much wedding planning done, but we did get one thing done. More on that later. Instead today a whole group of neighbors, wine grape growers, and winemakers from all over the state of Texas got together for the 2010...

2010 Newsom Grape Day

If you really want to know about growing grapes on the High Plains, you need to attend the 2010 Newsom Grape Day. 2010 Newsom Grape Day Friday, April 30, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Newsom Vineyards, Plains, Texas The annual Newsom Grape Day is set to be held at Newsom...

Planting at Tom and Kyle’s vineyard 2010

Here are some of the results of planting grapes. Eeeuuu, the children tell me the blackness usually washes and wears off before too awfully long. These are the hands of a cellist. I almost cringe at the thought of those talented hands in such a condition. But there is...

A Time for Everything

A time for everything For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to...

Planting grapes in the rye at Nick’s place

Remember, keep it in mind, THIS is the goal. Sometimes we get distracted by the fog, the mud from the rains, that moist dirt balling up. Sometimes we get so caught up in our problems that we even loose sight of the ultimate goal. Wow, I do that so often in life. But...

One lonely cotton plant

One lonely cotton plant in a West Texas vineyard… This really is a strange site. First all most of the plants you see here are grape vines. Dormant from the winter, the plants look like sticks without leaves on them tied to metal and bamboo poles and wires. But then …...

Something that I’m not supposed to talk about

Hmmm, sometimes it is hard when you aren’t supposed to say anything about something. Maybe I’ll just put a picture of our celebration wine that we drank at dinner tonight. Notice the bottle and the rose… But I can’t tell you what we were celebrating...

Whole Foods web site blog and Organic Peanut butter

Hey, there is a blog on the Whole Foods web site up today about organic peanutbutter. It also has a picture of a real hunk of a guy. The really good looking one on the right. That one is My Honey. The other two are sons. They are poseing in front of a big pile of...