• Preparation

    We are in full preparation mode right now for next year’s grape planting. That means this: Needs to look like this: Which is why we have this: It’s gonna be a mighty fun month.

  • One wild guess

    This is the last thing we expected on the farm. But man oh man are we stoked about it. Welcome to fiber optic speeds. They are laying the cable this week. Hooah!

  • Vineyard greens

    For those with vineyards on the High Plains, grape harvest started early this year. The drought and heat have played a doozy of a hand and an earlier harvest, unfortunately, means lower yields. At Buena Suerte, we won’t harvest this year. In fact, when we do see grape clusters forming on our first leaf vines,
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  • Wire winding for dummies

    Six months ago we began taking down the barbed wire fencing around the property. By hand, thanks to the delayed receipt of our new fangled wire winder. This week we continued taking down fencing but this time with the coveted wire winder. It hooks to the back of the tractor, and with the aid of
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  • Some things never change

    Our farming adventures may be a path no one saw coming–this is certainly a far cry from our corporate experience in Nashville–but some things will never change. After twenty years in the technology field, the very first project Nathan implemented at the vineyard was setting up the communication center. I suspect we’re the only farm
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  • Pivot repair by morning

    And don’t think I was actually present for said repair. Nay, I was home still nestled among sheets and quilts, blissfully unaware that my husband was already at the vineyard in full-on farming mode. Photo swiped from my dad’s unsuspecting iphone. Nice shot, Pape.

  • Antique wonder

    Over the July 4th holiday, while most normal people were off celebrating, my parents joined us for several days of work. Aren’t we a fun bunch. The goal: To put the new-to-us antique cultivator on our antique tractor. My grandfather bought this Super M tractor the year my dad was born. Without a manual or
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