Work Ethic & the Vineyard

Many people ask us about the Vineyard...Did we plant it? What kind of grapes are they? Why did we choose to have a vineyard? Did we grow up on Vineyards? How do we know what to do? How much time does it take? Is it a lot of work? What are you doing with the grapes?Here is some of our story...Most people we would randomly meet in the course of life either say things like, [...]

By |July 23rd, 2010|Blog, farm life, Vineyard|0 Comments

Rest from Work

We can now rest easy knowing that all has been done with the vineyard until the warmer weather when we need to lift off the grow tubes!The plants have all been pruned, the compost is out, and the dead plants are replaced!Good job Isaac!

By |May 5th, 2009|Blog, Gardening, Vineyard|0 Comments

The Hard Work is Done! For Now!

Now we can rest until January... Pruning Season!We did it! We are done with the hardest part of planting our Vineyard! The trellis system is up, the plants are in the ground, the grow tubes are protecting every yearling, and they are secured to the wire! Yeah! Thanks be to God for holding off the rain until 20 minutes after we finished tying the last grow tube to the trellis! Isn't He amazing! Here is [...]

By |October 31st, 2008|Blog, Gardening, Scrapbook, Vineyard|1 Comment


Thursday we finished planting all 1,386 plants!Friday morning was beautiful out in the vineyard.. a gentle fog lingered over the dirt.Welcome Autumn!

By |October 19th, 2008|Blog, Gardening, Scrapbook, Vineyard|0 Comments

Tuesday Tolpin Team Work

Everyone in the FAmily worked soooo Hard yesterday! There was planting of the first section, and picking up the containers, watering each plant individually, putting the stakes back in... and for baby Luke he was so good in the stroller (most of the 7 hours...)Great Job Guys! Mom and Dad are soooo proud!We went to Olive Garden at 8 last night to celebrate a hard but successful days work.Today we plant the second section! Thank [...]

By |October 15th, 2008|Blog, Gardening, Scrapbook, Vineyard|0 Comments

Planting Day Has Come

Tuesday Plants arrived @ Noon!

By |October 15th, 2008|Blog, Gardening, Scrapbook, Vineyard|3 Comments


Monday... Stump grinding

By |October 15th, 2008|Blog, Vineyard|0 Comments

More Progress

Putting up the Trellis System!Putting in the bamboo stakes were every plant will go!More Progress!

By |October 10th, 2008|Blog, Vineyard|0 Comments

Time to Labor the Land

It's time to Labor the Land!We've been busy getting the land ready for planting in 3 weeks or so.So far the land has been tilled, ripped, plowed, fertilized, tilled again and it is looking beautiful!What fun the kids have out in the dirt. I can imagine them playing hide 'n' seek in between the rows of vines one day!We are so thankful to the Lord for this blessing!Thank you God for going before us all [...]

By |October 1st, 2008|Blog, Vineyard|0 Comments