Thursday, January 20, 2011

Saturday Jan 22: Saint Vincent's Day

Wow. Did you know this? Saturday is St. Vincent's Day. I read about this holiday in my Farmer's Almanac, and I'm pretty convinced it's a day we would enjoy celebrating here at Home Grown Farms. Are you ready for this? St. Vincent is the patron saint of winemakers and drunkards. That's right, drunkards. How you get to be a saint by sponsoring drunkards is something I'd like to know, but that's a conversation that will have to be taken up with bigger powers outside of this blog. But wait, there's more--apparently, on this day, the 22nd of January, NO VINES SHOULD BE PRUNED. Alright! We're down with that, Tammie and I. . . . Certainly this rule is extended to all winery workers, in the vineyard or not.  . .aye? "BY THE LAW OF ST VINCENT, NO WORK IN THE WINERY SHALL BE DONE ON JAN 22." Because we need time to laud the winemakers and drunkards. Amen to that.

(St. Vincent looks a little mischievous in this icon, doesn't he? with that grin and the thumbs up?)

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