• A year

    I’m reminded by the calendar we’ve been here almost a full year. Arrival day was January 31: in the wee hours of the morning after driving through an ice storm. In some ways a year doesn’t seem possible. In others, it feels more like three years have past. This was our landscape early on in
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  • Round 3: BSV versus the deer

    During exhaustive conversations about our grape-loving deer friends, a biologist relayed that once deer get a taste for grape leaves, they just keep coming back. Regardless of the 24-hour guards, regardless of the electric fence, regardless of the rye planted nearby to satiate their appetites. Oh goodie. So January sees construction begun on an eight
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