Saturday, October 23, 2010

Weekly bird in the hand

Here's my weekly "bird in the hand" - the things I am grateful for :

Photo by MarieLynn 
As we harvested the grapes this week, that where my gratitude is focused this week:

  • mother nature for providing the sun, rain, and all kinds of weather  and environment  etc that helped the vines grow, produce and ripen grapes
  • the vineyard workers for all their work during the year, and especially for their harvesting on Tuesday - special mention to Chris and Rudi who put in more than a 12 hour day
  • our friends Dennis, Kathrin, and Ken who helped us with the harvest
  • the opportunity to feel at one with mother nature as you work in the field/vineyard
  • the buyer who bought the grapes!
  • the delicious taste of a fresh picked grape
  • and of course, the delicious taste of a bottle of Birdland Merlot

Harvest day is definitely one of the best days of the year.  It is truly a wonderful experience.  I have a little of the "empty nest" feeling now however, as I look out and see no more bunches.... all our babies have gone...but they are on their way to making something even better!


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