The sun angle is starting to change as we proceed through August toward the start of school and local football practices.  It's still summer, no doubt, as the recent extremely hot weather has reminded us.  Any vineyard work has had to be early morning or overnight--otherwise, it's just been too unsafe to be out.  Our muscadines are irrigated, so the fruit continues to gradually ripen.   We eagerly anticipate harvest, although it is some weeks away...or are we anticipating cooler weather?!  In the meanwhile, we'll keep eating ice cream and making our muscadine slushes!