We're in the clutches of a heat wave. We were fortunate to have a heavy isolated thundershower early in the week. Tending to the vineyard is having to be scheduled for cooler parts of the day. Early morning bird activity is high, and a hawks nesting area has been spotted. At least the deer are being kept away by our comings and goings! Folks in the vicinity will be travelling to Fort Smith for the Riverfront Bluesfest starting tomorrow evening.