Harvest Moon was beautiful last night, so bright to illuminate the nocturnal autumn scene of hay bales on a freshly mown meadow and full muscadine vines heavy with fruit.  A trip to Louisiana last month allowed us to observe the beginning of corn harvest in the southernmost portions of the United States.  The past two weeks, corn is coming off in the Arkansas river valley.  In the vineyard, early table muscadines are ripe.  We are picking, baking, eating, and freezing red and bronze varieties, large and small.  The main muscadine crop for juice and wine is nearing harvest.  The Carlos variety, which is bronze or white, may be ready within a week.  Rain is forecast for late tonight.  Here's to hoping for gentle weather, preserving the crop for a bountiful harvest!  We are excited for Harvest 2013!