The Gold of Farming

The Word for the Day, this rainy morning, from www.gratefulness.org: Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. ┬áDOGEN ZENJI   Yes, it surprised us and… Read more »

Bud Break: Beginning, Again

The season’s fruit and leaves are all wrapped up in this baby bundle.             This week the Chardonnay vines are pushing tiny buds, some already unfolding to reveal miniature leaves and future grape bunches, baby bundles of the season’s riches. Today we begin the Biodynamic sprays. The moon is in… Read more »

The Season to Keep Your Car Doors Locked!

The Season to Keep Your Car Doors Locked! My brother says this is the time of year that when you go to town, you better keep your car doors locked. Otherwise you will end up with somebody else’s abundance sitting on your front seat, to add to your own! It is one of the most… Read more »

Seven Generations

My son Casey and his son Wesley picking Asian pears, first fruiting of this young tree. More than anything else we plant and tend on the ranch, planting the orchard reminds me of my seven generations. Planting a tree is a long term process. Fruition takes years, not weeks or months. Each tree is a… Read more »