Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day Celebration was held in 1970 on April 22nd. It was believed to be started by hippies. I guess you might say I’m a warm, yellow, fuzzy hippie because I think every day should be Earth Day. This past weekend, Earth Day became even more poignant to me, my family, and our neighbors. If you don’t live in a neighboring county, you may not realize there was a terrible fire Saturday & Sunday on the Blue Mountain. Hundreds of acres were burned. It is very sad. We are all so thankful for the many firefighters and other volunteers who contained the blaze and helped their neighbors in need. Today, I read a facebook post of a friend who was most thankful for the person who brought her eye drops as she battled the blaze. It reminded me of how the simplest things are the ones that make us truly happy. This past Sunday, we at the winery began our Earth Day Celebration with two walking tours. About 35 people were part of those two tours where Mom spoke about how we are a sustainable winegrowing farm. Ironically, there was a newspaper reporter and photographer on the first tour and they captured photos of dad shredding the pruned vines that would become compost. Don’t worry if you missed the tours. There are more this coming Saturday & Sunday too. Plus, we will also have a “green” gift for every visitor. Check out our April “Happenings” page for all of the details. It’s easy to find out what’s happening at the winery, just click on the month you plan to visit and all of the events for that month will appear. So today, Earth Day, think about one eco-friendly change you may make in your life to sustain this earth for future generations.
Until next time…