I’m back after a busy end-of-week flurry of deliveries & tastings. Sorry to have waited so long to post here. A note from the comments in the last couple of weeks…thanks so much to all who posted well-wishes on our anniversary. Also, thank you to Vivian for i.d.-ing those pretty little flowers for me….I’m going to order your reference book!
And for all the techies out there – I am not one. Which is probably obvious, since I clearly showed you a rotary lobe pump in my last post, not a centrifugal pump as stated. Oops. Sorry for all the confusion.
That being said, I have more confusion to show you, which happened waaaaay back on Thursday morning. Our bottles arrived! We can bottle again! Good news for those Yadkin Creek fans out there that have been waiting for more product.
Here is a very large Semi truck filled with pallets ‘o bottles:
Clyde takes a pallet off of the truck, and drops it next to the cottage. While he’s doing that, Jeff sets up chains so the pallets at the back of the truck can be dragged to the front:
After the pallet is up near the front, the chains are moved out of the way, and Clyde picks it up with the forks on the tractor (notice what the front tire looks like before he actually picks up the pallet ‘o bottles):
And now check out that front tire as Clyde lowers the pallet down to the ground:
Hope it doesn’t pop! Now that the pallet is off the truck, Clyde takes it to his temporary drop point:
The guys unloaded 15 pallets off the truck on Thursday morning. I had to get the oil changed on our car and then take wine down to Hy-Vee at Lake of the Ozarks. By the time I had made the delivery, the bottles were all put away under cover. Good thing too, since it poured cats and dogs on Friday!
There is more filtering going on today. Clyde was able to filter about 1000 gallons on Wednesday last week. But he hasn’t been able to do any more filtering since he was busy working the salesroom. He’s so versatile…. savvy winemaker one day, concentrating tractor operator the next day, friendly salesperson the next.
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! Cheers.