Year from Hell

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Drought, heat waves, diminished yields by 50%; and the worst wildfire in California history just next door.  Friends, that’s farming!!!  What next?  The Big One from the San Andreas Fault?  Its making us just a little anxious. Maybe we can roll this year up in the next 2 weeks.  Here is hoping.

Grapes All in Color:

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The grapes are finishing verason, the basil leaves are turning color, and the other seasonal trees around the vineyards are losing their leaves.  All a sign the early crush and early fall is approaching.  A month a ahead of “normal”. Crops are down 30% by estimates due to the two prior year bumpers, the drought and […]