Harvest: End of the Day

When the harvest was finally finished, we were all tired. Pickers are sparse in the Valley, and since we only had six, each man ended up picking more than two tons. Ramon’s son David watches from the safety of his yard. Cleaning leaves from bins. The last of the grapes, end of the day. Very… Read more »

Impatience, But Almost There!!

Impatience, But Almost There!!   The days have fallen into a pattern: hot midday and afternoons with temperatures into the high 90’s, too hot to be out, and then cooling some after dark. Last night the crickets chirped all night. Even in this heat, the remaining grapes have taken their time, but this morning the… Read more »