Harvest is upon us. I wanted to run around and take pictures of grapes like these Viognier.

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But the day got away from me. Where did it go?

I did get the pony-tail crew to the four-wheelers and the fields. At least the ones still young enough that I drive around, and they don’t drive themselves, except on four-wheelers.

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Well, quite a few of them have pony tails.

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And some of them get their hands a little dirty.
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Then I got distracted by watching the maintenance going on on the crush presses to make sure that they ready for harvest.

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Glad that isn’t my job.

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But it does look very interesting. Then I found the catwalk that they are finishing up.

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And more parts out in the barn.

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When I came back by later in the day, they were painting the parts.

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Wow, all I have to do is walk by and things get done. I did find the missing Schradieck book. A necessity of life, right?

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By the time I made it back to take pictures of the grape sample testing process, it was all done.

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These are the funny contraptions that we usually use when we are doing grape cluster samples.

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But since we are further away from harvest, we are still doing individual grape samples right now. For grape samples, we use one of those that your Grandma used. Hey, wait a minute, we still use one of those around our house. Well, I guess I am a Nonna.

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More signs that work is being done, but no people, just the results.

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Wait I look around a minute later, and there it is in place, the cat walk.

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Wow, things are moving into place. Just need a few handrails, and we will really be in business. Or we can just have one of our winemakers like Manuel help me down the stairs all the time.

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Wow, lots of work going on here. If you want to see the work in process (we aren’t finished yet), come out tomorrow for a tour with the Brownfield Chamber of Commerce Taste of Terry County Tours.

Blessings,

Betty

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