The epic 12 inch snowfall on Friday the 13th caused power outages all over this region. We were without power for 17 hours. But the biggest impact for this website was that the server farm in Kettle Falls which hosts Barreca Vineyards.com had power fluctuations that destroyed the server for our website. The restored backup lacked blog posts for the last 4 months along with inventory changes. We have a more regular backup system now but this is the first post since the blackout. The lost posts will be restored soon.
When I moved to this property 35 years ago, I put a well ring on top of the ground near the garden. I thought that I could use it to make manure tea and then siphon the enriched water to the plants in the garden to both water them and add fertilizer. That never got… (read more)