Springtime at Still WatersApril 11, 2017
It’s that special time of year when the ranch wakes up again after a long winters slumber. The days are getting longer, the skies are filled with majestic hawks gliding about for a snack, and all the flora is starting to burst with green life. The vines are pruned, having soaked up the bounty early spring storms bestowed upon them; now we see verdant buds peeking their heads out. Before we know it, lush fruit will be hanging from their spindly branches. Spring time is bottling time for the winery; this year we are bottling our 2016 whites and 2014 red vintages.
The gardens are looking lovely and really benefited from all that wonderful rain we received this year. The irises and tulips and wild flowers are blooming and soon we’ll have gorgeous gladiolas pop up as well. The vegetable gardens are slowly growing, with the tomatoes getting started in the green house and the onions already sending their shoots forth towards the sun. Rosemary and lavender create a carpet of periwinkle and purples around us and chubby birds gorge themselves on fallen olives. Our chickens on the hill are thriving. The baby chicks we brought in a month ago, are growing up to be not so little and the hens are fat and sassy as usual. It’s going to be a great season for farm fresh eggs in a variety of stunning colors. If you didn’t know, there is nothing better than a fresh egg from a happy chicken.
April start wedding season for us, as well as kick off our Picture Perfect Sunday series. Break out your picnic blankets and pack some snacks, we are open 7 days a week for you to enjoy a time in the gardens. We can’t wait to share our beautiful place with you and let you enjoy it as much as we do!