August: The Fifth Season

August: The Fifth Season In California, August is a kind of fallow month. The following excerpt from¬†Farming Soul: A Tale of Initiation tells why: Ash and the Fifth Season In the Mediterranean-like climate of the Napa Valley, there is a period of summer dormancy that has is often called the fifth season. The grasses are… Read more »

Grape Harvest Complete: Clean-Up Crew Enters

Grape Harvest Complete: Clean-Up Crew Enters The harvest went on forever! ¬†Tired men who had also been picking all night, left early; others arrived. But by 4 pm, September 30, we finally had the truck loaded. It was a good-enough harvest, and we thank the many living things that helped make it that way!  … Read more »