Took a picture of the canyon wall facing the house: Rains have prompted seeds to sprout and the canyon walls now are getting a sheen of green. Renewal is the name of this game, and we can only hope that there will be enough root development to hold the soil on the hillsides through the fall and winter precipitation.
In the meantime, our grape harvest was completed despite uncooperative weather. We couldn’t possibly have made it without the help of friends. Now, the last-picked grapes are fermenting in bins and soon the wine will be pressed into barrels. That’s a good feeling!
Plenty of tomatoes are gathered in and processed into dried tomatoes, salsa, sauce, in addition to those still to be eaten fresh — It hasn’t frozen the garden, yet, and the things growing in the hoop houses will withstand the early freezes.