We had a unique opportunity today to help a friend harvest his family’s Riesling grapes for processing into wine. We started mid-morning. The cold wind cut through the bare vines as we nipped clusters of grapes with pruning sheers. Most of the grapes were within three feet of the ground – the perfect height for Harvey to pluck one grape after another. He must have eaten fifty!
At home in the afternoon, we harvested leaves and thousands of acorns and deposited them deep in the woods. Mother nature can transform them into rich soil. The number of acorns is astonishing. With each gust of wind, they rain down on the roof of the Hielands House.
The weekend ended with my first trip to Beers n’ Hymns at Right Brain Brewery. I’d never been to either Right Brain or BNH, so the evening was double-fun. Lindsey’s co-worker, Rick, was playing keyboard and the place was packed full of folks singing away. (And, the chips and guacamole was excellent!)
Have a great week! Here’s some pictures of our weekend fun.