It is cold with expectations of single digit temperatures in the next day or two. The vineyards are quiet, many of the local tasting rooms are closed for a couple of weeks to a couple of months as we don’t see much tourist activity during these winter months.
2014 has been a very eventful and interesting year, and yes, it went by very quickly. The first three months my hubby traveled for work and I submersed myself in an overloaded quarter. The next three months were equally busy with full-time classes, pruning vineyards and starting up new planters in the regional potato fields. Vacation, visitors, yard work and having our house painted were crammed into six weeks before I was back in school and preparing for crush while my hubby geared up for all of the new harvest equipment going out into the fields. Somehow that brought us to the holidays and more traveling to visit family and friends in rapid succession. Phew!
2015 is full of more exciting adventures and promise. Six more months of school for me; I plan to finish with certification in both viticulture and enology by the middle of June this year. There are some exciting business trips planned around both the wine and potato industry before harvest swallows us both again. Naturally, it will be the holiday season when we surface again. Writing has been a fun outlet as I go through school; almost a journal. As long as time allows, I will continue to write about my educational experiences.
Best wishes for peace, prosperity and health for you and yours as you choose the best way to ring in the new year. Here’s to hoping that world peace, prosperity and health for all will become more of a reality than a wish in 2015.