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Picking the grapes again….

So another year in the history of Coyote Vineyard comes to a close, as the grapes have been picked for wine making. Last year, they were harvested by friends and relatives of Annabel, all inexperienced and needless to say it took all day. Although the wine and cheese breaks didn’t help! This year she got in the pros and was finished, having started at 8am, by 2pm.

Leigh was there overseeing, she says, I turned up with the kids a little later, for a short hours picking.

Grape Picking 2006....

The crop this year amounted to around 6 tonnes, up from 4.5 last year, so all the hard work Annabel and Leigh have put in over the last year has paid off.

Other news;

Samuel’s going to be starting soccer/football finally, at the end of October, indoor until after Xmas, which he has been looking forward to. It’ll get him out doing stuff, which has been long overdue.

How’s his shop going I have been asked. Well, t-shirt sales have been building, pretty soon he’ll be looking after us. Due to the enquiries from people in UK and Europe, he has had to open up a shop just for them, so he says. So, using the links on the right of this page, select the shop for where you live. He’s been designing more shirts and jumpers and coats and hats…..

Holly has started her drama lessons again, at the Kelowna Actors Studio. It’s a bit like Stagecoach in the UK, with plenty of singing dancing and acting. They are currently working towards a show in December, of "101 Dalmatians".

Leigh has sold more of her vine quail, with more orders coming in from the local vineyard, aptly named, "Quail’s Gate." A ready made outlet if ever I saw one….

Later this week, I am hoping to start playing badminton again and maybe more aikido if I don’t ache too much. It’s time to start getting into shape, with 35 fast approaching….

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