August 23rd, 2010 | Uncategorized
OK, so I acknowledge that I am the ‘king of corny jokes’, and probably leave many people wincing when they discover my twisted sense of humour for the first time, but I can assure you that my story this morning was not in any way staged or planned in advance……
I always intended to write something witty about our return to work with ‘batteries fully charged’ and ready for the forthcoming harvest, but then one of my batteries went and died on me!
It seems like my car (that I had barely used last week) decided to take an extended break, and so my eagerness to get back to work was curtailed slightly when my engine failed to start this morning. Fortunately I have a set of jump leads and was able to make my way to the Bodega with only the minimum of delay. Suffice to say that my car is now charging, albeit that I had to dismantle half of the boot (trunk) to get to the battery.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, we still have a little bottling and labelling to finish before we start on the pre-harvest deep clean, and the other news is that today we have our first real rain for several weeks. We have had a little ‘mizzle’ in the last day or two, but today we are enjoying a good shower of rain. One or two days of gentle rain at this point will not go amiss, as this will only benefit the vines that have been suffering during the extended hot period – a return to fine weather in a couple of days would then be perfect……
We have our fingers crossed.