Tired…

Days are getting shorter and we are tired…

We often wonder at the wisdom of growing fruit on the prairies, and this year was a particularily heart-breaking (and back-breaking) year. The early heat in the spring drastically reduced our rhubarb yield, hail storms took out our cherries…all in all it was the worst year we have had for growing inputs since we started.

Add in some other challenges we have had this summer with family and vehicles and technology, and we are pretty happy to be heading into the shorter and quieter days of fall. Autumn has always been my favourite season. Crisp mornings, the cacaphony of migrating birds while drinking coffee, and the fact that nothing needs picking or weeding means we can sit back and start working on the things that get neglected during the business of growing season – like updating the website and actually putting wine into bottles!

The fall also sees a flurry of wine and spirit shows across Saskatchewan – check out our events section to see when we are going to be in your neck of the woods!

For now I’m going to pour myself a glass of currant wine, listen to the crickets and play with the dog…here’s to recovery!