The new spittoons have just arrived. I cannot wait to start doing wine tastings!
Plumber connected the sink.
Roof supports installed for the roof. We hope that t
he roof panels will be up by the end of Saturday.
Room trusses on. Cannot wait for this to be finished. It will be a greenhouse in winter and a tasting room in the summer.
Windows frames going on at a cracking pace.
A busy two weeks with three prestigious outlets taking deliveries for our wines. Please see the retail outlets page for more details of:
- 23Wine&Whiskey in Leicester
- The Link Hotel in Loughborough
- Odd John’s Kitchen in Quorn
At last it stopped raining. Second wheelchair ramp almost completed, but more work needed to join it to the existing block paving.
Spent the day making more elderflower wine. The one that is ahead in the fermentation stakes is the carboy (see photo) made by Rothley Church Youth Group. Cannot believe it is 2 weeks since their visit – and they sent me ever such a nice card.
King Richard is suitably cool in the wine fridge at The Needle & Pin micropub (The Rushes, Loughborough) having been delivered there less than a week ago. He is clearly appreciated in this popular micropub, judging by the sales figures. I had better get some more bottles labelled!
Dry, still day. Perfect for spraying. Now can I get the garden tractor round? Errrr…no!
Stopped raining apart from occasional drizzle. Builders opened pack of slabs – wrong ones have been sent!! Unable to complete second wheelchair ramp. So, earth moving done instead to raise ground height in line with first wheelchair ramp. Added bonus – the awful ruts have been covered up.
Rain stopped and sun made a brief appearance.
I surveyed the mud bath. The dumper truck is making such massive ruts and the ground is too sodden to complete the second wheelchair ramp for the time being. Certainly wheelchairs would not be able to proceed down the lawn to the vineyard!!!
Rained all night. Ground too sodden for builders. Ahhh! I need this work finished. The Swithland Church Mens Group visit (orininally Monday) has been postponed.
I have busied myself in delivering more wine to David Norths delicatessen up the road. This is their third delivery of Fearless in one week. Apparently Fearless is the number one choice of present for Fathers Day. Then I took advantage of a break in the rain to pick elderflowers. De-stemming them is going to take me about 18 hours. Well, I had better get started….
Vineyard not ready for wheelchair access – just yet. Wish it would stop raining!!!!