Seasonal Rhythms of The Cellar

Seasonal Rhythms of The Cellar

I stepped outside yesterday after a day spent toiling away in the cellar. A bright beam of late afternoon sun caught me by surprise and my face wrinkled. The coming and going of sporadic spring showers tapping the metal roof above all afternoon had tempered my...
From Challenge Comes Change

From Challenge Comes Change

The theme of International Women’s Day (and therefore the month as far as I’m concerned), is Choose to Challenge. The website tagline reads “A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change”. The second part of this sentence...
A Need For Connection

A Need For Connection

I want to start by thanking all of you who are part of our lives.  You may not think it means much to us but every interaction keeps us connected to a world outside of our vineyard in Dundee.  We are all doing our best to figure out the intersection between staying...
A Fondness for Lower Yields

A Fondness for Lower Yields

Over the past week we’ve been getting estimates on what harvest will look like later this year.  It appears that it is going to be significantly smaller than usual. The forecast for the Winderlea Vineyard is about 40% lower than it was for last year. We...
Finding the Bright Side

Finding the Bright Side

As a native New Englander I’m accustomed to changeable weather, whether or not Mark Twain ever commented on it.  Interestingly, most of the regions we’ve lived in have adopted that quote as their own (If you don’t like the weather in Missouri...
We Happily Begin the Cycle Anew

We Happily Begin the Cycle Anew

When I was growing up in a working class city North of Boston I never imagined that I would one day (happily) find myself up to my elbows in cow poop.  But that is how I’ve found myself the past few years, inserting the biodynamic preps into my compost piles....
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