Like A Bride

I probably need to go away for a week or so and just not look at the vineyard for awhile. I’ve been breathing the pollen of Spring for a month now. All around I see the full display of the season. Many of the earliest exhibitors have long since dropped their petals and are already […]

Periscope or Pericope?

Darn auto correct! A pericope is a ‘cutting’ or section of a book or chapter. An alternative way of saying ‘passage’ when you’re writing a blog and you don’t want to use the word ‘passage’ again. A periscope is… well you know what a periscope is don’t ya? It’s a lense through which one might […]


It would be understandable to read the first seventeen verses of John fifteen and derive that the emphasis of Jesus’ message is  fruit bearing. That is after all the purpose of the branches and why the disciples were chosen and appointed; to bear fruit and not just a little and not short lived. And it […]


I know its only the first of March but I’ve already had to pull weeds in Mariposa Vineyard. Remember pull early pull often! All the vines are planted the soil is cultivated and the first application of fertilizer (commercial not compost) is down. The newer vines are even beginning to show leaves. There is still […]