The worst part of harvest is the clean-up afterwards!! Things slow down, our hard working parents and various friends and relatives go back home, Matt goes back to his "real job" at Cisco Systems, and here I am, stuck with the very worst part!!! There are the buckets, cases, clippers, and coolers to clean, then there's all of the lunch paraphenalia, re-usable plates, cups, silverware that we use out during our lunches in the vineyards, the list goes on and on. Like our friend Kirstin said last year when she came over after harvest, "This place looks like Sanford and Sons!" Yes, it's true, it really does!! You can see for yourself:
Then there are the grape skins. They seem to be everywhere, no matter how many times I hose down the winery, or just outside the winery, they always reappear! Cleaning the cases and buckets, they fly off when I use the power sprayer, they get stuck on the bottom of my shoes, and then even end up in our bedroom!!! Ugh, and we still haven't pressed yet, so it's far from over. I'll bet that come Chirstmas I'll still be finding them here and there....
See all of those little black dots on the ground?? That's them!!
Sorry, gotta get back to the clean up!