So not even halfway through National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and I’m already choking. But I’ve got an excuse. Tuesdays are my only full day in the Big City and away from the vineyards. So I try to cram as much into them as possible. I needed two dental appointments and decided to double them up into one. Hey, only one round of Novacaine. Okay, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Two and half hours in, I had to beg for mercy and stumble out of there. Now my whole face is hurting, I’ve got a Novacaine hangover and there’s no way I’m getting a coherent post out of today. So how about some pictures?  Above is a sunset over the Sonoma Range.

Up Periscope! Heres a hose gun resting in an oak barrel waiting for us to attach a hose and start pumping Grenache through it.

Up Periscope! Here's a hose gun resting in an oak barrel waiting for us to attach a hose and start pumping Grenache through it.

Here are some oak barrels I lovingly and painstakingly stained and painted. You dont even want to know how long that took.

Here are some oak barrels I lovingly and painstakingly stained and painted. You don't even want to know how long that took.

How about some Toyon berries in bloom? Who says California doesnt have fall color?

How about some Toyon berries in bloom? Who says California doesn't have fall color?

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