Cutting the Mustard
Feb24

Cutting the Mustard

Kermit the Frog had it right. It’s not easy being Green. It’s even harder being Native. Tell it to Sitting Bull. That doesn’t stop us from fighting the good fight here at Two Terrier Vineyards. We are blessed with a unique piece of land. Unique mostly because it was neglected for probably hundreds of years. While we have evidence — grinding stones and arrowheads — to proved that Miwok and other local...

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In Which I Tell a Hawk from a Handsaw
Aug04

In Which I Tell a Hawk from a Handsaw

The wonderful thing about farming biodynamically and trying to keep this spread filled with natively appropriate plantings, is that the whole place has become one big healthy organism. When the balance tips slightly in one direction, something moves in to even things out. We started with forty acres that had apparently never been planted or had much done to it other than the addition of an access road. There is some evidence, judging...

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Around and About Two Terrier Vineyards

  My Mother and Father had one inviolate rule of parenting (although I don’t believe it was called “parenting” back in the Sixties.) That was the bedtime story. They were convinced that, if each of us were read a story, each and every night from age one to when we demanded they stop, we would grow up to be confirmed readers for life. I think they secretly harbored the illusion that, by age four, my brother and I...

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