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Making music while growing grapes, organic crops, and children on the High Plains of Texas
The view from my front porch

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 have any shoes. The fields...

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Grancy’s new art print greeting cards

Grancy’s new art print greeting cards

I have to admit, she is my mother-in-law, but – I love her! And I love her art work. Sometimes I will tell someone that my mother-in-law gave me another painting as a gift! They will tell me in a very "knowing" way how, yes, they get paintings from their mother-in-law...

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Newsom Grape Day 2010

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...

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High Plains Vineyard Tour 2010

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 High...

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2010 Newsom Grape Day

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...

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Planting at Tom and Kyle’s vineyard 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...

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A Time for Everything

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...

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Planting grapes in the rye at Nick’s place

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...

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One lonely cotton plant

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 …...

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