VESCO RIDGE VINEYARDS
Last week my Mom was upstate, West Chazy, visiting. So, half way through
the week I decided it was just not fair that my Mom was in the same state
as me but, I couldn't see her. After a lot of debating and negotiating the
decision was made. I was going upstate too. My Mom was visiting for one
reason, to help Uncle Dan plant his grape vines. Therefore my visiting
made me a candidate as well.
We woke up early Saturday morning, dressed in our old very attractive clothes
and were ready to plant. Aunt Nancy, Uncle Dan, my Mom and I were the
first to get started. The planting party didn't start until 10:00am. We
gathered up our supplies, tractor, shovels, grape vines, etc. and headed
off to the vineyard. Aunt Nancy and I were in charge of filling up the lawn
mower bed with dirt to bring up the hill for Uncle Dan and Mom to plant.
After the second round it started lightly sprinkling. Aunt Nancy and I
headed into the shed for a second only to see Mom and Uncle Dan running
in after us. Exactly the same time they hit the shelter it started to pour
followed by hail. This was also the second I remembered I had left my camera
in the cup holder of the lawn mower. Woopsie! Yes, a big woopsie! But my
awesome and coolest Uncle Dan ran out into the hail storm and retrieved my
camera. He saved the day! The best part was it still worked.
This is the third season Uncle Dan has planted grape vines. I do believe my
Mom has been there for everyone of those years to help. This year we
planted 175 vines. It only took two hours and eight people. After we
celebrated with some of Uncle Dan's wine, McSweeney's and chocolate cake!
Here are some pictures from our planting party!
The plan of the upper Vineyard
"Aunt Nancy's Get Well" cake AKA "Mom's Birthday Cake"