When you’re working towards Someday, you always imagine how long it’s going to take to get there, and what it will look like when you do end up there. You see the end prize, and how fun it will be to achieve what you hold in your heart and mind.
I, for one, have thought about this time in our lives for several years…back when we decided to plant our vines in 2009. When people would ask us when we would make wine to sell commercially, we’d always say, “Someday!”
When we planted our grapes, I was working and in the middle of growing our family, with a one-year-old and pregnant with our 2nd child. Now, we have 3 busy kiddos, ages 8, 6, and 3.
When we planted our grapes, my mom was also working and still helping my dad with his construction business, and maintaining their 10 acres.
So, we knew that our Someday was going to take a while…but, we were going to enjoy the time in between and just look forward to when it came. I have been able to take my children “to work” at Grandma and Grandpa’s for 7 years…that in itself is something to be extremely grateful for…and I am. :)
In the meantime, we’ve started other businesses, grew our families, purchased homes and farms and property, and worked hard on everything that has come our way. It may not always be the easier route, and many think it’s the crazier route. But, for us, it’s the right route. :)
So…now…Someday for the winery has arrived! Someday has turned into Today. It’s a little overwhelming and a little weird to find ourselves here…but, we’re excited and ready to go.
We appreciate everyone who has shown interest in our venture over the years, and for those who have provided support along the way. Thank you and we hope to share a couple glasses of wine in the near future! My littlest helper is sitting on a whole bunch of wine ready to be opened!