The Grapevine Chronicles

Vintage camera with scattered photographs on table.

The Older I Get…

An Inspiring Song A few weeks ago, I was watching the CMA’s (Country Music Association) and my all-time favorite performer was on the show.  His name is Alan Jackson.  In recent years he has been

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Cozy festive room with fireplace and Christmas decor.

A Cardinal Christmas

Why Decorate with Cardinals at Christmas? The older I get the more I think about my loved ones who have crossed over and how much I miss them, especially at Christmas.  I’ve always been told,

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Tractor plowing field, rural farm land, daytime.

Preserving the Land

From August 2000 to May 2002, I attended school at Surry Community College in Dobson, North Carolina studying viticulture and oenology. The following paper I wrote for a class assignment describing the challenges one can

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Red the cat lounging in front of the old winery sign

Where’s Red?

A couple of months ago I saw something that looked like a red fox at first running across the driveway to the back of the shop.  Every time it saw me it ran for its

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rock house black and white

The Rock House

I have been writing about the “Rock House” for over 20 years.  I fell in love with this old, almost abandoned property in 1972.  My first real job after high school was with Dan River

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