Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

From Vine to Wine since 1986

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Surviving Summer

It’s the time of radical changes back and forth.  High temperatures without rain have persisted since June but now low temperatures and rain have returned as well.  The Fall equinox sounds like one of the most even times of the year for the length of the day and night.  But that balance is only a… (read more)

Laws of Nature

Laws of Nature This year I have a large compost pile.  My wonderful science-teacher daughter gave me a 20 inch long compost pile thermometer to keep track of what is going on in there.  There is lots of advice for making compost on the package.  A little like a recipe they list what activities happen… (read more)

Gut Wars

This Article appears in the May 2020 issue of the North Columbia Monthly. We all feel like we are in command of our actions.  And sometimes that command includes input from “gut feelings”, “intestinal fortitude” and “having the stomach for it”.  Seldom do we consider that our digestive system is in charge of our actions. … (read more)

Feed Your Head

Remember what the dormouse said Feed your head, feed your head White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane, 1967 I graduated from college with a degree in philosophy in 1969, two years after this song was released, I’ve been joking about never finding a job as a philosopher ever since.  But now as a farmer, I might have… (read more)

A Death in the Family

A lot of things happen when someone close to you dies that bring life into focus.  One is that things you were worried about or in this case intended to write about, were not all that critical.  Another is that writing is pretty safe and controlled compared to getting choked up and wanting to cry. … (read more)