It was a rather quiet week at our house because Grandpa and Grandma Prokosch picked Henry up last Sunday so he could spend some time with them before school started. His week was packed with all kinds of fun! He attended Vacation Bible School at my Grandma Leona's church in Redwood Falls, got to ride in the semi with Grandpa Steve, and played lots with his cousin Leo. He also got to go to Farm Fest with Grandpa Steve and a Rodeo with Uncle Justin. We missed him tons and are glad he is home, but he sure did get to make a lot of great memories while he was there!
It was another busy week for the concrete crew working on footings and foundation walls on the project site. They assembled, what our boys are calling the LEGO blocks (ICFs - Insulated Concrete Forms), on the basement walls earlier in the week, as well as prepared the footing forms for the production area. The pumper truck and more cement then arrived on Thursday to pour those areas. We have thankfully had really nice weather during the "pour" days, one thing we ALL have been so appreciative of.
And on Friday the concrete crew was back at it assembling more forms in the rest of the basement. This is such a process, as the rebar has to go in first, and then the ICFs get assembled around it. We are hoping by later this week they will be able to pour the rest of the forms and the foundation work will be complete.
We have also been busy planning what some of the interior finishes will look like, as well as the outdoor patio that will be located on the north side of the building. And as much fun as all of this planning has been, its been a little nerve-wracking with harvest creeping up on us! The grapes have hit verasion and it will only be a few more weeks before we will be netting everything and sampling for sugars and acids!
We finished up the week by getting together with Joe's aunts and uncles for a mini-family reunion. It's been about two years since everyone has seen each other, so it was fun to catch up!
So much exciting stuff going on!
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I'm Melanie, co-owner of Rolling Forks Vineyards, boy mom & wine lover.