No we haven’t totally dropped of the grid, so it’s time for a quick catch up. We did get moved in to our new place in September and finished our move out of Chaine d’Or and in to our new place in Salinas in December. All our production was at the new facility last harvest and we have a bunch of new wines and some old favorites we’re working on from 2014. We’re very happy with the new facility and it was much easier on us with the additional help to handle set up and clean up. The drive was also much shorter and easier and we put far less miles on the FJ this Fall.
We’ve been very busy of course with all the moving and settling in to our new home. The building that will become the tasting room is all cleaned up and ready to go, we’re just waiting on the government now for permits.
I thought the best way to run through an update was with some pictures:
First the little kittens are growing like crazy and loving their new home.
We got the bar set up in the new house right away:
We’re still eating Primal:
And we did go to New Orleans on our annual trip:
Spending way too much time in the care of Fay at Coops:
When we got home there were never ending chores and clean up to do. We hauled away 8 truck loads of yard debris, cut down treees, repaired things and just general new home stuff like stacking a cord of wood:
We had frequent wildlife visitors with the turkey’s being the most common:
And they like the backyard too:
Stefania hasn’t shot anything yet but she’s ready just in case:
We put a new cellar in and we’re trying to decide what to plant which means lots of research:
Which means more Primal food lick smoked duck legs:
With the New Year I’ve started a garden:
And have more seedlings ready to go in:
All this is enough to tucker out a kitty and keep us from writing regularly. We may be on a monthly summary now, at least until we get the tasting room going.