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My neck AND my back, ooohhhh!

Well, we got our grapes yesterday. Shan, David and I went out to the vineyard yesterday and picked about 400 lbs of merlot out of the 500 I was shooting for. My Mexican power allowed me to pick a little bit more than both of them combined, but I was glad to have the help anyway. It is truly back breaking work. I think, if I ever go pick grapes for myself I will hire a couple Mexicans to go with me. The vines were not in the best shape and I suspect may have been picked over somewhat before us. Still, we managed to get a lot of good grapes. We picked from about 1pm - 4:30pm then headed straight over to this other guy's house to crush. It took about an hour to crush and then we headed home to eat. I analyzed the must and added sulfites(the acid and sugar were good). This morning I added the yeast so hopefully there will be some action when I get home tonight.



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(Anonymous)
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
awesome.

Carmen owed you some labor, you could have asked her to come out.

I would have volunteered but I had appointments.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 17th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
this was jason
saxface
Sep. 17th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
How on earth does one transport 400 pounds of grapes?
democritus
Sep. 17th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
In 4 of these.
saxface
Sep. 17th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is sooo cool!
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