Sunday, November 27, 2011


I just learned the scientific term for a large flock of birds doing that amazing thing where they fly together in a huge mass, managing to avoid crashing into each other while maneuvering in close proximity, all going in the same general direction, each flying a separate and daring path.  Kinda like relationships.  Our linden tree manages to attract monarchs, and murmurations.

The first true harvest of the lavender in the front, luckily I grabbed it well before the first frost, to let the plants leaf out a bit again in preparation for winter.

The smell of lavender fills the dining room.  We reconstructed the original mantel, but have to save up a bit to reconstruct the fireplace to be able to use it with wood again.

The fields have been marked for the vineyard planting in the spring.  We're working with the Crow Farm to supply their new winery, and Schmidt Vineyard Management, and are planning to plant Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and some experimental Reisling and table grapes.

Get ready for the first big snow!