Friday, November 25, 2011

Harvest Time

It's that time of year again.  Harvest time!  It's sorta like a love/hate kind of time.  Love eating the grapes.  Love knowing what those grapes will become!  Love watching my kids with their daddy walking row after row learning about those grapes.  Love seeing truck load after truck load of grapes (HATE being behind those trucks on a one lane road- ha!)  Love smelling the smell of grapes being crushed and turning into wine.  Love having friends and family come visit during those few weeks.  However, I hate being a 'single mom' for a little while.  Hate that Mark leaves at the crack of dawn, sometimes WAY before the crack of dawn.  Hate that he sometimes comes home after the boys are asleep.  But then again, I love that Mark loves his job!  I love watching the excitement in his eyes when he is in the vineyard and at the winery.  But I do hate that he is gone so much during harvest.  But we survive, for which I'm thankful :)

Here are some pictures from picking grapes at our Mononi vineyard.  Mononi, is one of our single vineyard Pinot Noirs.

As you can see, the boys love all this!