This Week in the Vineyard
Here's 2 numbers that put everything into perspective: The average monthly rainfall in McMinnville for February is 5.25 inches. The amount of rain we've had so far in February in 2017 is 18.89 inches. Even the Oregonians tire of this rain. The Willamette River has swollen significantly. I am grateful for the rain. Rain brings life and allows for the ground to build back its water table before the summer sun depletes it.
We are merely 2 days from the New Moon, and the nighttime shrouds the valley in pitch black. It's great for seeing all of the celestial theatrics.