As seasons come and go this is my second favourite! Instead of looking out my window onto the red berry fields I now see fields of orange, pumpkins of many sizes and shapes as well as squash and gourds.
Our seasonal staff is back to school and we are semi rested, rearranged and are enjoying a slower pace at the farm in all areas except the Harvest Kitchen where we have ramped up pie production for the upcoming holidays to full tilt.
Many of our wines sold out and we have been working hard to get from tank to bottle for you over this fall season, the holidays and for gift giving.
Last weekend our grandchildren came over for their annual inaugural barley field run. Since they were very young they have enjoyed that first run of the year. Throughout the 2 month season as it grows and they don’t , it becomes more and more challenging and exciting!
The official Giant Pumpkin weigh off is just 1 week away and we look forward to seeing the growers drive into the farm with their treasure. It is a real sight to see, I’m sure you will agree! The growers plant in April inside then transfer outside late May. They feed and nurture them throughout the summer, turning them ever so carefully, all with tender loving care for the hope of winning the grand prize for the largest pumpkin in B.C. and maybe even in Canada!
The hot apple cider is always on the stove in the winery now, apple and pumpkin waffles are up at the porch and Alf is still harvesting fresh strawberries and raspberries daily!