Ever imagine enjoying a glass of Rolling Forks Vineyards wine with a sunset like this?!? Soon you won’t have to imagine it because you will be here with us, enjoying this together!
The Gateway crew was hard at it again between rains this last week. They capped the basement and started to put up the walls to the tasting room. It has been great to finally see some tangible progress. Their work so far, though still very important, has focused mostly on the footings and foundation, which has since been all covered up. Their work now includes all the things we can see, and it will just get better from here.
And because the basement is now capped, Lundblads could finish up backfilling the production area. Joe even decided to lend a hand and run one of the packers for a while. Even though it was cold, I think he enjoyed being able to help.
Tonight the sunset was one that was incredible. I was cleaning up dishes from supper and Joe told me to head out to the site quickly to snap a few shots. I needed to get a few extra pictures anyway for this weeks post, so it worked out pretty well. I was a few minutes late for the REALLY great part of the sunset, but still, it was beautiful!
Today was also a big day in our house. Our baby Oliver, who is not much of a baby anymore, turned 3! We grabbed lunch after church and they treated him to a monster brownie! Thankfully he had two brothers who helped him finish it!
We have been watching the weather pretty closely over the last week too, because we are itching to get in the field to harvest our corn and soybeans. Joe thought we would need a few more good days of drying, and the soybeans may be ready. There is some snow in the forecast and the ground is still very saturated - so only time will tell. We thought our first year farming in 2010 was one to remember, but I think the harvest of 2019 will have that beat. Continue to pray for our farmers, that they can mentally, physically , and emotionally complete this year’s harvest successfully.
Until next time!
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I'm Melanie, co-owner of Rolling Forks Vineyards, boy mom & wine lover.