Saturday, October 10, 2009

Harvest time - Birdland Merlot

Harvest time is upon us. We will begin on Monday, harvesting 5 tons of our lovely Merlot grapes. The vineyard is looking so beautiful with all these little grapes, in their dark colors against the turning green leaves....so splashes of yellows and reds...



It's such a wonderful time of the year....but also feels a little sad as we've been watching the grapes grow for quite a few months now....and then they all get picked...

and as the first photo above shows - it's a little like being an "empty nester"! Yes, we found three different nests in our vineyard this year - one of them had an egg still in it and another had half an egg!....seems like the grapes took over when the birds left and were "hanging out" in them....


So it'll be a few days before everything is harvested - particularly as rain is due on Tuesday, but think of us...empty nesters...... when all our little babies leave home....

But some of them will return in a couple of years as Birdland Merlot - so I guess we can cope :=D

3 comments:

florcita said...

Look so beautiful with those deep purple grapes. How sweet how it looks with the grapes resting on the nests!
Well, good luck and have fun harvesting 5 tons of grapes!

Lore said...

I did not know you have a vineyard.
This is gorgeous !!
Good luck in your harvest.

Ruth said...

Thanks for the nice wishes. It is a beautiful time of year.