Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall Harvest

What's better than getting out of class early on a Friday? Not having class at all on a Friday. I got done early with class so Abel and I headed to try out the Tap Room we've been wanting to go to for a while. (More on that later) After that we headed up to my Aunt Ashley's and Uncle John's property. It's so convenient being less than an hour away from them.  My dad also came up for the weekend and I was so glad to see him.
Our Saturday morning started bright and early; it was harvest day! Well, one of several harvest days for them, but the only one we could make it to. My aunt and uncle have a vineyard and one block of grapes was getting picked that day.  It was a small area, so we were finished by 7:30am. (A couple days before they had picked for 12 hours!)
I'm not sure how much help we were (#rookies), but it was fun getting to experience this part of the winemaking process. 
It was hard work and I'm not sure I could have lasted much longer than the 1.5 hours I was out there! I have gained such a respect for people who do this kind of work.  Not that my parents ever raised us any differently, it's just really interesting to get a small taste of the difficult stuff farm laborers do.



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