Category Archives: Home on the AVA

Fat Ponies on a Green Background, Apple Cake, and Hours

Fat Ponies on a Green Background We’ve been working on getting our place greened up.  It’s been a long process of replacing our pump and 400 feet of pipe from the aquifer to the surface.  My dad drilled the well … Continue reading

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Harvest Started

It’s official.  The grape harvest has started.  It’s still early and the harvest hasn’t hit full swing yet.   Harvest out here is a fun, exciting time.  There are people out here working from 4 am until midnight sometimes, hustling … Continue reading

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Got Hitching Rails?

There are hitching rails at the South end of Kiona Winery’s parking lot.  These were put in several years ago, I believe by the Backcountry Horseman chapter (this is unconfirmed, because I’ve heard numerous others claim to’ve put them in). … Continue reading

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Trail Ride Season Ends, Wagon Season Begins

The trail riding season is over.  We enjoyed a season of growth – more riders means more friends for us!  The horses also had a great year of being doted on by visitors.  I’m not sure who enjoys trail riding … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – Fire 1983

Memorial Day, 1983, most of Red Mountain went up in flames.   These were some serious grass fires and in those days you can see that we didn’t have much landscaping to protect us.  Houses were few and far between … Continue reading

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Veraison! (and other fun)

It’s here on Red Mountain!   VĂ©raison is a viticulture (grape-growing) term meaning “the onset of ripening”. It is originally French, but has been adopted into Englishuse. The official definition of veraison is “change of color of the grape berries.” Veraison represents the transition from berry growth … Continue reading

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Happy Trails and the Reproduction of Asparagus

If you don’t read the rest of this post, at least enjoy this video.  How awesome is that? What a nice weekend.   It was Spring Barrel Tasting in the valley, which means tons of buses and partying.  We left … Continue reading

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