Merry Christmas to you all

Part of the Christmas decorations that we enjoyed this Christmas season was our cork nativity scene. My children used their creativity to create it. There’s an inn, stable, sheep… It is a little crowded at times, and the people and animals fall over quite often....

A West Texas snow man

We had some moisture during the Christmas season, a white Christmas for sure. But what you have to understand about snow in West Texas, is well … it’ a little different from other places. Here’s an example for you, a West Texas snow man. Blessings,...

Irrigation and Drought

Irrigation and drought, I guess they go together. Farming has such wide and varied aspects to the job. I think the “beads” are a good example of this. Aren’t they “pretty”? and such wide and varied colors. I would go for the artistic...

What else we do on the farm and vineyard

So, I still haven’t gotten current pictures of the vineyards up, or pictures of the hedger in the vineyards. But sometimes “life” interferes with “life.” Sometimes I have to just slow down a little to enjoy it all for a little while. One...

The view from my front porch

Did you know? Our house is lake front property. At least some days of the year it is. Just ignore the weeds in the front yard. That’s what every organic farmer’s front yard looks like, right? It is kind of like the cobbler’s wife who doesn’t...

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...

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...

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...