New grape plantings and April freeze report

This dried tendril has nothing to do with new plantings or freeze damage, but I thought that it was rather beautiful and encouraging. Back to the thoughts at hand. This spring we planted 20 acres of Tempranillo and 10 acres of Trebbiano on the 24th and 25th of March....

What are we working on now

We have been busy working can’t you see … Even with the holidays and visiting with family and friends, we have been running tractors to  plow in compost to keep the fields fertile, doing end of the year book work and figures, making sure that irrigation is...

The next chapter in the story

We were making plans to put in equipment and facilities to process the huge amount of wine grapes that we normally produce each year to send to our many wonderful winemaker friends and with the hope that we might start making some wine of our own. Then came the...

Growth in the past ten years

Growth in the Past Ten Years So, what have we been doing for the last ten years… In early December of 2003, we planted our first wine grape vines. Here is a picture that Bobby Cox took of the four acres of Viognier in the ground. If you look close you can tell that...

2013 Farm Family of the Year

Yesterday was the Terry County Soil & Water Conservation District annual farm tour. This organization and the farmers in our area value the conservation of our land and water. We hope to pass to our children and the next generation land that is in better condition...

Thank You’s for Yesterday Turned to Reminiscing

Cross Timbers Winery in Grapevine just hosted a gathering of winemakers and winegrowers from across the state of Texas for a working discussion time. I started out this post thinking of “thanking” Cross Timbers in some way for hosting the event yesterday....

Tractors in the Mud

We had wonderful rains Thursday night. With our land so parched and dry this was a wonderful blessing from God. But the results of the rains lead to the need for all six of our big tractors to be needed to run all day today to sand-fight the row crops. When the ground...

Late freezes in the Vineyards on the High Plains

We have had apricots in our orchard for enough years to be accustomed to freezing weather in the spring after the trees have budded out. It happens rather routinely here on the High Plains. We quite frequently will have peaches, but we don’t get a crop of...

Edible Austin

We’re still here. Just chugging away on the farm. Edible Austin’s spring issue has an article about our family written by Jessica Dupuy. Here are some pictures that Amanda Grace took for the article. Not much to see in the fields this time of year, but...