The mustard has overtaken the vineyard.  Among the many things we balance are the needs of the farm with the needs of the business – Ag and Commerce.  The mustard has been quite beautiful with its waves of yellow flowers between the vines.  On the other hand, it’s quite high now making some of our vineyard work more difficult and increasing the possibility of frost damage.  Why haven’t we mowed it before now?  We’ve been holding our Club Release parties and wanted the place to look as nice as possible.  Soon it will be mowed and will decay contributing to the creation of soil.  Until then, it brings beauty to our lives.  As compromises go, this is a good one. -Bill Sweat, Proprietor