“Harvest Eve”

This afternoon we finished final preparation for our grape harvest.  We had already cleaned up the barn and the press, but we got all our food grade buckets and picking tubs ready and found all our clippers. We also brought our old platform scale down from the top of the barn, because are going to weigh what we pick this year! 

And we finally took down all the pretty strung lights that have been hanging in the barn since Jens and Gracie’s wedding over a year ago. 

The last thing we did, right before it got dark, was remove the bird netting on just one row to give us a head start for the morning.  We used the same winding tool that we use for fence wire – it worked beautifully for the netting, which we may be able to re-use next season. (It also worked great for the strings of lights)