Oh the title is so ridiculously cliche isn’t it? Hey, it’s late and the exhaustion factor set in four hours ago. But here I remain, typing away.
The rain has now become a consistent part of daily life in the Oregon Wine Country and it can only mean one thing….THE BURNING MUST BEGIN.
It is not safe to start these fires on beautiful sunny days, the embers are too unpredictable. So Willie, our job foreman, has begun lighting these fires under the drizzling rain. Oh there are probably only a 100 piles to go.
Now this is what I find very interesting, an ATV with tracks instead of wheels. How cool is that? Without these tracks it would be impossible to get through the mud currently everywhere. There is a fan attached to the back used to get the fire going on the burn piles. Genius don’t you think? Sort of a mutant amphibious look. The stuff of every boy’s dream.
My boys have now requested one of these as a holiday gift. From what I understand the tracks on this cost as much as the whole ATV itself. We’ll probably skip buying one this year.
Yep, I would say the fan works.
We are so lucky to have found Willie to handle the initial development of our vineyard. He has our confidence, our trust and most importantly understands our budget, working with us to keep our dream alive. Willie, we wish we could keep you all to ourselves for the next twenty years, we definitely have enough work!