Thursday, August 18, 2011


Last weekend, I got to go to Nebraska and harvest grapes on my dad's vineyard. I'm so glad I was able to help out this year! And what a good reminder that "you reap what you sow." My dad has put a lot of work into this land in the last 10+ years and it was so wonderful witnessing that work come to fruition (literally)!

My Saturday started with a beautiful sunrise drive. I-29 has been flooded all summer but what the alternate route lacks in speed (it adds an hour to the trip), it makes up in beauty. What a scenic drive!

foggy sunrise in the valley
flood waters
small town charm

Before I knew it, I was at the vineyard by 9am and jumped right in picking grapes (and taking pictures)!

"I am the vine, you are the branches. All who dwell in me will bear great fruit." John 15:5

Oh hi, Dad!

fun with the sun

1-ton bins
1400 pounds of grapes
15 pounds of grapes makes 1 gallon of wine, which in turn makes 5 normal bottles of wine. Not a bad harvest for a small, organic vineyard! This weekend we harvested the Brianna grapes. Hopefully I can also go up there in October when they harvest the red grapes. Anyone else want to join?!


  1. Hi Therese! I am also a blogger living in Kansas City! Just found your blog! I look forward to following along.

  2. I love all the pictures! Perfect Bible verse to along with them.


  3. That is so cool that your dad owns a vineyard. Love the gorgeous pictures!