Our recent activites include great conversations and information exchange with other Arkansas grape growers.  We cannot express how fun it has been to get out of the vineyard work long enough to drive to a mutual location for conversation about grape cultivars, pruning methods, equipment, climate conditions, sustainability, and market outlooks.  Additionally, other topics of interest emerge--art, sculpture, cooking, recipes, livestock, tourism, regional development, and the variety of pursuits each person enjoys.  What a pleasure!  It's a shame we don't all live just down the road from each other.  Luckily, more interactions and comradeship are planned!