Happy New Year!  Our thoughts are with the vineyards and wineries in California who have had to contend not only with the wildfires, but now with the heavy rains and mudslides.  Agriculture is hard enough under the best of circumstances.  Worry about personal safety of family, friends, and community makes a challenging industry more stressful, particularly for those experiencing losses.  

On a brighter note, today was a beautiful day in our vineyard.  It took a while for the fog to lift, but the sun broke through, and the temperatures warmed into the low 60's while we proceeded with our pruning.  I wonder if the animals and birds know that a bit of snow is forecast for tomorrow... just a dusting, but a plummet in temperatures.  We would welcome some snow.  We have felt a little cheated that Florida has had more snow than we this season!