Thursday, June 28, 2012

Long hot soak

This spot seems to be the favorite of all of the four-legged members of our family.  First to roll in the freshly dug dirt, then to scratch in the sand, and now to stare at the bricks to encourage them to grow west a little bit more.  Fence was put up last weekend thanks to Country Living Fence and Frank's crew.  They did a terrific job on the vineyard and the veggie garden fence.   Sunday we'll shelter the Chardonnay replacement vines that are now budding.  Jennie (Schmidt Vineyard Management Consulting Company) is happy with the growth in the vineyard, but the hornworms are having too much fun with the vines.

 This weekend we'll put veggie starts in the garden.  I had at cherry tomato salad with fresh basil (both from the garden) along with a touch of shaved parmesan and spicy cracked black pepper for a yummy lunch today.

View from the southwest corner of the farm, looking through the flax and lavender fields towards the house and vineyard.   

Standing at the beginning of the lavender field looking back towards that southwest corner.  One of the most relaxing things to do on a weekend morning is to water toes and lavender while weeding and mowing.  The smell is terrific.

Almost as relaxing as a soak will be in this tub in the master bathroom.  


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