Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery, Ramona Valley, California

Posts From Elaine Lyttleton

Supporting my vineyard habit…

Blog 🕔July 14, 2010

I am keeping all my day jobs to support my vineyard habit. As opposed to selling my home in Carlsbad 4 years ago to buy another place with some rental income to help pay the mortgage, we have wound up

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Movie Night with Wine

Blog 🕔July 11, 2010

We are collecting movies that have some sort of a wine theme. Here are some reviews FYI. Our very favorite so far is “Bottle Shock”, with Alan Rickman (Professor Snape from Harry Potter fame), Dennis Farina and Freddy Rodriguez. Based

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Entire Navy Jet Crash Story

Entire Navy Jet Crash Story

Blog 🕔July 9, 2010

The left picture is of the debris field. Crash site is on the right of the picture, under one of the large trees. Middle picture is the wing tips from the plane, the largest of the many parts found. The

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Three Cheers for the Volunteers!

Three Cheers for the Volunteers!

Blog 🕔July 8, 2010

We have been very fortunate to have so many friends and some family too, who will work for food and wine. Norm and I have developed this entire vineyard ourselves with only their help. This picture is of the first

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Navy Jet Crash January 1961

Navy Jet Crash January 1961

Blog 🕔July 7, 2010

Visitors to the vineyard always want to hear the details of the story of how Norm began finding airplane parts as he plowed to prepare the vineyard for planting. They are fascinated when we tell them we found the dog

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Chinook Recycling

Blog 🕔July 6, 2010

Norm likes to put on a fake French accent, twirl an imaginary mustache and say, “Oh ho! I am zee master recycler!” He has a pile of wood too short to burn, pipe, PVC, and buckets and tins of assorted

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Every hour is a happy hour

Blog 🕔July 5, 2010

We’re just ending the July 4th Independence Day holiday weekend and several times over the past few days one or another of us has expressed gratitude for the opportunities given to us in this country. People are still risking life

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NOT my idea!

Blog 🕔July 2, 2010

I’ve been working in the vineyard today, which is a very meditative activity. In fact, I don’t walk the labyrinth as much as I thought I would, because training the vines and leaf thinning is so calming. I hear the

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WMD

WMD

Blog 🕔July 1, 2010

One of Norm’s main goals in life is to control the rodents that would otherwise destroy our crop, or worse the vines. We have nicknamed him Carl and painted a sign on the garden shed that reads, “Caddy Shack” after

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Vineyard stats

Vineyard stats

Blog 🕔June 30, 2010

Yesterday we went to Jim’s Supply Company in Bakersfield – a mere 220 mile round trip from the condo in L.A. compared to the Las Vegas marathon the day before. We went to pick up more bird netting and green

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