On the Farm: Vanpool program helpful to all
The warm summertime weather I was looking for in my last column arrived last week. Just what our vines need to play catch-up after a cooler-than-normal spring.
I was up around 5:15 in the morning to make coffee. After I got it started, I looked out at the faint glow of morning to see the light haze of fog hovering over the vines.
I looked down the canyon toward Highway 101, and there was our usual summertime fog bank lurking in the lower reaches of the hills and valleys north of Los Alamos.
In another 45 minutes, the canyon and vines in front of our home were completely engulfed in fog. By 7:30, it was all gone, and if you did not know any better, you would swear the fog was never there.
It is a tricky time for the folks who drive to work on the vineyard from Santa Maria. They never know what the road conditions will be, and I am always glad to see they all made it to work safe and sound.
There is a new program just getting off the ground to help the folks who drive out to our fields and farms to work every day in North County.