Country Dream featured vineyard philosopher

Everything Seems Normal. But It's Not.

Woody is looking sad. He has no one to welcome to the winery.

Hey Folks, we hope you are all keeping safe and healthy.  Things are pretty quiet here with the tasting room closed and no one coming down the driveway. Woody is a little bored.

I looked around the winery today and did a status check on everyone else…

 No signs of distress amongst the chickens.  Egg production is up again after a brief downturn when I turned off their light.  Good chickens!
The Babydoll sheep are looking fat and fluffy.  Maybe this year we will get them working in the vineyard like they were supposed to.  

The creatures are as happy as ever. Innocence and bliss.

Spring has begun.  Everyone is healthy here.  Our family is doing well.  The Kids are home and everyone is together for a brief time, which is valuable because our family is at the critical juncture where the Kids start to leave the nest for post secondary school.

 My broken ankle is nearly fully mended, which is just fabulous. 

 Spring has sprung and beautiful sunny days have returned to the County.  I am spending time working in the vineyard, which is tough manual work but for some reason I love to do it.  It challenges my body in a good way and gives me a deep restful sleep – great for lowering stress.

 This year we have responsibility for both vineyards at By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery: the Applehouse Vineyard and the King Eddy Vineyard.  Back in the days when we only dreamed about Prince Edward County, these were the vineyards in my dreams – nice rolling land, a southern aspect, with views of Lake Ontario.  Now here we are . 

 When I’m in the King Eddy Vineyard, I gaze at the deep azure waters of Lake Ontario and try to imagine an invisible pestilence blowing across the land, infecting all the breeze touches.  I try to imagine it, but I can’t.   The view is too pretty.

Let us help you stay stocked with delicious locally produced wine. You can help us by ordering direct from our winery.  Our tasting room has been closed for two weeks with no opening date in sight but you can still order wine via our web site at or by phoning Tim directly at 416-557-7565.  We will deliver for free if you live in the County, are a wine club member, or if you order more than six bottles.  

Plan to pay electronically with a credit card or Paypal via our web site – that’s a lot safer than cash or cheques these days. 

Ordering wine from us keeps you safe – only Micheline or I will pack your wine. We wear latex gloves to handle your order and personally deliver it to your safe location.   

Entrepreneur, Winegrower and Father. I write about going for your dreams, living authentically, raising a family and building a winery from scratch in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada

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