With all the nice weather Oregon has experienced over the past two weeks, things are beginning to take shape around the vineyard property.
The winter rain often stands in the way of completing projects. With heavy machinery going over the land it takes muddy conditions and turns them into extreme muddy conditions, interfering greatly with the integrity of the roads. The sun is always a welcome companion.
The pump house for the well and a small tool shed have finally been completed. Just some painting to finish them off. Any ideas on color?
We turned on the electrical generator currently powering the well pump in order to monitor the water pressure. As you can see the hooligans were a bit disturbed by the sound. Sorry boys, PGE is not ready to install their transformers yet so it’s going to be noisy!
Willie, our property foreman, has been busy moving logs. There. Are. So. Many.
But here’s the best part, however it might be hard to see in this photo - Willie has begun building an access road that will encompass the whole vineyard area. Several weeks ago this was covered in dead trees and shrubs and now it’s a road. This will allow us to drive around the vineyard in ATV’s. An eight foot fence will be built on the right to keep out the large grape-eating wildlife.
I told Willie he might consider washing his new truck. However, he has never washed it since he purchased it last November, so why start now right?. The dirt on the tailpipe is…oh…about three-inches thick.
Here’s how it looked the day he bought it.
What do you think…should he wash it or leave it crusted in mud? Hilarious.