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Making music while growing grapes, organic crops, and children on the High Plains of Texas
We really do have grapes in the vineyard!

We really do have grapes in the vineyard!

I really, really am going to show you some pictures of the grapes that are in the vineyard, but tonight --- I really have to get this week's menus planned so that we can actually eat. Plus there will be six extra for dinner on Tuesday, five extra on Wednesday, and...

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Organic Cotton

Organic Cotton

I have been working on a post about using a hedger in the vineyard, but I can't seem to get it all ready. I even have brix counts that I need to post. So for tonight (hmmm, seems to be early morning actually), here are a few pictures of the organic cotton. More...

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What else we do on the farm and vineyard

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 of my daughters just begged...

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T-Post Driving in the Vineyard

T-Post Driving in the Vineyard

One more "starting a vineyard" post and then I will show you some pictures of the vineyard right now. These are pictures of some new plants as they were in May after having been planted towards the end of March. These plants are what we call first leaf because – well...

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The Neglected Peanut Butter

The Neglected Peanut Butter

As I was going through pictures trying to catch up on the goings and doings on the farm, I came across pictures of these peanut butter jars. This is the brand that Whole Foods did their web write-up about and told about how we grow organic peanuts on our farm. Well,...

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Mechanical Pre-pruning in the Vineyard

Mechanical Pre-pruning in the Vineyard

Now I know that I said that I wouldn't get behind this spring on posting about the vineyards and other crops, but I did. We have had all kinds of music goings on and a wedding. We have just been busy. So here are some pictures that I took at the beginning of April. If...

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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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