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Making music while growing grapes, organic crops, and children on the High Plains of Texas
Texas Grapes Harvest 2010 – Part 1

Texas Grapes Harvest 2010 – Part 1

I keep posting "numbers" that refer to our current grape harvest, but I realize that I haven't shown you any "pictures" this year yet. And the photos are the best part, right? Especially since I can't tell you what any of those numbers on that screen mean, but I can...

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What is my purpose in Life?

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,...

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Grapes on the Vine

Grapes on the Vine

Grapes, grapes, grapes, grapes … Yes, we still have grapes ripening on the vines. We have harvested tons and tons, but there are still some to come. Here are some of the Tempranillo grapes that are ripening in the warm High Plains sun with the cool evenings for a...

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Organic Cotton Growing on the High Plains

Organic Cotton Growing on the High Plains

We have been so busy with grape harvest that I haven't been here too often. Sometimes it is just very hard to live life and actually have time to comment on it. This morning I was out with the grape harvest, hanging on to the big blue harvester precariously with one...

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Bedtime story for tonight …

Bedtime story for tonight …

Bedtime story for the children finished. A few moments of quiet. Then grape harvest will be starting up. Then it will start again around 5:00 am.

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What do we NOT want to harvest?

What do we NOT want to harvest?

Wow, did I catch your attention? You are probably thinking, "What is she talking about? Don't we need all the Texas grapes that we can get, so that we can make great Texas wine?" Especially when you see some beauties like these Texas Tempranillo grapes! Yes, we doooo...

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First Crush Press of the year at CapRock Winery

First Crush Press of the year at CapRock Winery

We took gewürztraminer grapes to Cap*Rock Winery in Lubbock, Texas this morning for crush pressing and chilling of the juice before it is to be sent to Becker Vineyards. Hmmm, delicious. Now I know, that you know, that I really know very little about growing grapes....

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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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