I spent a few hours in the upper vineyard this morning doing some much needed weeding around the base of the vines. I got through 6 of the 10 rows… oh, and that weeding was by HAND. I actually expected to be at that job for about a week, but it went way faster than I thought. During my evening stroll with Pepper, I came back up to the vineyard to inspect the vines and discovered Lady Bugs! This is great. Lady Bugs are natural pest eaters and they are always welcome on our property. I have not seen a ton of them out in the wild, but after a brief inspection, I counted 7 tonight. Breed, Lady Bugs, breed!