New Year’s Eve 2011

Happy New Year to friends and family! I could say that this is what our New Year’s evening looks like … but… It really looks like this… And we don’t even have any company invited over. I love my life. Blessings,...

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,...

My Current Kitchen

This is what my living room looked like until this morning. Very used and much loved. When we needed more space for dining, we just moved some furniture out and brought out tables. Even though we do live out in the boonies, we do have guests at times. Sometimes A LOT...

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 is my purpose in Life?

Sometimes I wonder. I have so many different hats, so many different jobs. There is My Honey, children, grapes, cotton, music, symphony, children, youth symphony, home school group, friends, family, did I say children, homeschooling, meals, children’s tennis,...

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...