Sunday, January 31, 2010

A visit from my brother Ridge

Earlier this month, Ridge and his family stayed in our dog friendly cottage. Blake, Garrett and Matthew are Ridge's brothers. They live in Reno with their mom Monica. Monica came to visit last May while participating in a triathlon at nearby Lake Berryessa, that's when she fell in love with my brother Ridge. Anyway, its kind of funny to be together since our names are Rusty and Ridge.

Winter on the Ranch

Today I finally feel like writing again. The sun is out, the mustard is in full bloom and there is activity again on the ranch. Right now a crew is pruning the Cabernet vines. Jim is doing select pruning on Zinfandel vines and Susan is working in the winery. I am enjoying nature in the vineyard. The gophers are abundant and quite delicious.