Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Beautiful Day

We began our day attending a benefit lunching for St. Sophia
A  traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner, delicious breads and a vegetarian Irish stew were on the menu. Live Irish music brought out the Irish in all of us. Proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund at Sophia Academy. This Scholarship  allows girls facing economic inequities to attend this independent middle school.

The food was delicious, the music was amazing and the afternoon was a success for the school. St Patrick's day is next week and it is always the time I feel that it is safe to start working around the farm. There is still a chance of snow but it won't last because the weather is warming everyday. So after today's luncheon I decided to walk the vineyard to begin my assessment of the work that needs to be done.  
Early March  is time to prune and  tie the vines to the guide wires. I try to walk through the vineyard everyday, but this is when you get up close and personal with the vines. Handle them, train them and sometimes they treat you to a peek at a special type of art work. These winter tendrils appear like a tiny sculptures, gracefully curling and  intertwining among themselves. When I see these graceful curling tendril I can almost hear the Irish music playing in my mind, its as if the vine can dance. It just seems everything is right in the world on days like this.


  1. Doesn't it feel great to finally get out in the gardens! It must be very satisfying working with your vines. Great picture!

  2. Wow - sounds like a fabulous day. I love the picture of the vine and am so looking forward to getting my hands back in the dirt. Saw our first crocuses in the yard this morning so it's coming. :)