Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Another great weekend at the ranch. Lots of people stayed at the B&B including my sister Cali and her parents Susan & Per. It was really hot so we played in the water and had fun running through the floppy plants and cool grass. Then Per gave us treats which we all enjoyed.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
I don't know what all the hoopla was over. An African prince came to visit the winery on Wednesday evening. He came with an entourage of fancy cars and serious looking men. Those men stood guard around the prince as Jim gave him and his girlfriend a wine tasting. Then they all drove off. Well, Susan thinks I'm the prince of RustRidge and I have my own entourage of family, cats and horses.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday morning was quite different from my usual carefree days. Everybody got up early and went to the vineyard. There was a crew of guys and a tractor driver and they were picking the grapes that they call Sauvignon Blanc. Wow, were they sweet! Bean (Melissa's dog) my mom (Holly) and my dad (Charlie) all went with me to be part of the harvest. It had rained a little bit in the night so all of the dust had settled and there was a bit of rain and lightning early in the day. Very cool. Then the grapes came in and they started all the crush equipment and the grapes were dropped into the press. I was exhausted by then and decided to lay down in a flower bed. My mom chose to snooze on the crush pad.