Fall is for Harvest
It seems strange fall is here already. Well, not officially on the calendar, but Mother Nature is saying it’s fall. Where I live fall is for harvest. I am smack dab in the middle of wine country on a 400+ ranch planted primarily in wine grapes. My husband’s family has farmed this land since 1850ish. Pretty cool, right?
In addition our small community (and county) has a long history in agriculture. We have cattle, sheep, goats, olives, organic vegetables, eggs, dairies, grapes, and more.
It is a wonderful place to live.
Fall, for us, is more than the changing colors and dip in temperatures (which are wonderful).
+ Being late for school because you are behind a harvester, tractor, truck load of grapes
+ Waking up at 3 a.m. because the harvester headlights are shining in your bedroom window
Imagine this bad boy shining through your window at 3 a.m. And they don’t move as fast as the video — promise.
+ Tractors and gondolas loudly banging down the road (when the gondolas are empty they are LOUD)
+ Fallen grapes on the road
+ Harvest Fair — harvest & agriculture celebration – lots of wine too 😉
+ Exciting and exhilarating as the crop comes in
+ Strange cars parked in the yard — workers here to pick grapes
+ Lots of bike riders on the road. In front of the harvester, tractor, or truck. Making you even more late than before.
+ Playing tag with the rain — hoping to finish harvest before the crop is damaged