All it takes are a few nice days and I want to go down to the vineyard and simply stand among the vines! I want to watch the leaves pop out, see the miniature clusters of grapes emerge. I want to watch the meadows turn green again and hear the bluebirds singing in the vines. I want to wander down to the pond and watch the huge catfish greet me with flapping tails, telling me to feed them. But most of all, I want the beautiful Kansas skies over me. I want to see the sunrise over the vineyard, slowly burning off the inevitable fog down among the lower vines. I want to watch our incredible gold and pink sunsets. And in the spring when storms build in the west, I will have a front row seat with a perfect view from the veranda. You know that old saying “you can’t go home again”? It isn’t true. I’ve been to vineyards in Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Sicily. I still love Somerset Ridge the best. That other old saying…”Home is where the heart is”…It’s right!