Chronicles of the Long Shot Farm

2019 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

This week the 2019 mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention is going on. Rachel spent time learning and taking the Private Pesticides Applicators exam (Good Luck Rachel)! Tina, Lars (Majoring in Plant Science at PSU), Rachel and Toben learned more about fruit and vegetable growing.  And growing grapes!

Toben even got an approved day off of school and is taking notes on early basal leaf removal and its affects on the health of vines.  As Jeff always says, “If you learned something today, it was a good day.”

Posted by Samantha Weyant Shaffer and Anja Weyant

Finishing the Bar Top

We had purchased a large, live edge, unfinished slab of wood to use for the bar top.  After rough sanding it with a belt sander, we finished it by hand-sanding, using finer and finer sandpaper between applying coats of high gloss polyurethane.  We started off with 80 grit sandpaper and at the end we were using 800 grit sandpaper!  It took about 30 coats of polyurethane and sanding (we lost track of the exact number) over a period of two months.  But it was so worth it:

Tasting Room Progress

 

Things are coming together! We have running water behind the bar and the wine rack is assembled. Next we need to put some finish on the counters. 2019 is starting off great!

No opening date yet for the Winery, but we are so close to being able to pick one!!

Posted by Samantha Weyant Shaffer and Anja Weyant