As time goes by

ice-crystals

The door from the screened porch to the deck in January.

hoover-falls

Hoover Falls on the day before spring.

orchidWe

 

Orchids like our south facing windows and we like our orchids.

Living color

Everywhere we look the colors are breathtaking. I took these during my morning walk on the north side of Hoover Hill.

Autumn on Hoover Hill

 

 

Red Red Wine

Gary pressed the 2012 Norton grapes on this beautiful first full day of fall.  If you’ve never had Norton, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. It’s the official grape of  Missouri and makes a delicious dry red wine.  Come see us and give it a try! We’ll start opening the 2010 vintage soon.

Construction on the hill

We’re building a screened pavilion on Hoover Hill. It will come in handy for prepping pizzas and bread for the wood fired oven. (It will also double as a meditation hall.)

The before shot – taken on Monday. The pavilion will be 12 x 24.

They made a lot of progress today.  It’s anchored to the bedrock on the front and is on pilings in the back. It’s about 8 feet off the ground on the back side and has a tree house vibe.

Berry Time!

Today, Gary and I picked 17 pounds of blueberries at Meyer Tree and Berry Farm in Dixon, MO. Picking started last Thursday and you can pick on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Don’t worry, we left plenty of berries!