I had a very busy week last week. On reflection I wish I had done more of a video diary to give you an insight into my world but we will have to save that for another time. So lets start at the begining. The photo of the vineyard in my side mirror was quickly taken when I looked back on one of my many trips off site!
This was on the weekend when I had to lend a hand on my hubby farm. He is also a farmer and has a farm in Frankland 50km north of us. He needed a hand moving some machinary but I arrived during drenching. I love this photo and posted it on FB saying how Australian I felt today!
Riesling and Muller trials getting them ready for bottling in early June. Currently also ordering stock like cartons, labels, caps etc for bottling. The hardest is labels, that takes some time. Also working on our newsletter at the moment- the one we send via snail mail. That takes a bit of work too. But while doing that I am orgainising our winter dinner which is advertised in our newsletter as well. I have also done the artwork for our June tutored tasting.
Poh Chong from Singapore drop us an email and ask for a copy of these photo's for his article he is writing. Of course the pictures weren't big enough so a quick photo on the iphone and job's done. But while they are on my iphone I can't resist posting on social media and we receive lots of comments and likes!!
Quick workshop with the Albany Museum and ABC Open Stories. They have a website and this month's topic is historial objects so I am wriitng about this doc which influenced many of the pioneers of the WA Wine industry like my parents. I will also post the story on my blog once I have finished so stay tuned for that!
I am also currently writing two historical stories for the Albany Library Documenting local history story competition. Once I have finished them I will also post on my blog.
With the fire ban lifted it is time to clean up the property and burn some heaps. Mum's away at the moment and..... don't tell her but we trimmed the trees outside cellar door! Looks some much better and cleaner.
Usually I walk around the vineyard everyday but this busy week I only managed one walk.... but the vineyard is well and truly looking like Autumn as this beautiful picture shows.
I also attended a Great Southern Wine Board Meeting and Mount Barker wine Producers meeting which I am President this week but I didn't take any photo's.
I also was a key note speaker at SHE Workshop in Manjimup on Friday. A long drive but well worth it meeting lots of inetresting people and talking about interesting things. This photo is my bounty for there. Local apples, organic oats and free range eggs all from fabulous working women who were there at the workshop. Next stop- drive home via Frankland to pick up Jack before we get home. Next Day Sport- with Auskick and my Netball!! Lucky for me the next day was Mother's day and ..........I DID NOTHING!!!!