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Rosette gave us our first heifer calf, Ailsa, born March 15, 2015.
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Katuah Muscadines - our first crop in 2014!

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Zack, our new steer we swapped for our heifer, Fiona.
He was born January 2014

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Bonnie with her calf, Fiona, born April 14, 2014
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Chemtrails

Chemtrails over our farm has become a daily occurance.
We don't understand why more people aren't getting upset with the huge volumes of
aluminum, barium and strontium compounds that are raining down on us nearly every day.
Learn about Chemtrails here
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Chuck checks his top bar bee hive under the watchful eyes of Stuart Van Meter - August 2013
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Father Fred Werth blessing our vineyard in July 2013
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Looking east to the Blue Ridge Mountains from our vineyard during sunset in May 2013
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Chuck with our first horn manure buried on November 8, 2012
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Chuck with brood comb from a new bee swarm being transferred to our top bar bee hive in summer 2012
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Rosette (left) was born early on the morning of September 28, 2012. Her mother is Ròs (see photo below).
Sandy (right) was born in the afternoon of November 5, 2012. His mother is Bonnie. This picture was taken December 20th.

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Horses
Our two gaited geldings joined our biodynamic vineyard/farm in
July 2012. Prince is our black 6 year old racking horse & Dusty is our 7 year old Appaloosa.
Very friendly horses - they love to be fed treats and petted!

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Our two Scottish Highland cows, 3 year old Ròs on the left and 4 year old Bonnie on the right,
came to Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard in April 2012 to live in their 3 acre biodynamic pasture.
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Open House Photos

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Jeannie & Chuck Blethen's open house photos from July 2011

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Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard Open House newspaper article August 3, 2011

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Chuck & Jeanie Blethen were chosen with 6 other Madison County farmers to attend Terra Madre in Torino, Italy in 2010

A fund raising event was held by Slow Food Asheville on September 18, 2010 to raise airfare for the
eight farmers selected to go to Terra Madre by Slow Food USA. All expenses were paid by Slow Food USA once we arrived in Italy.

Site of Slow Food Asheville's fund raising event called "Mountain Fire" was at Sunswept Farm in Spring Creek NC .

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Parking on the steep hill... 4-wheel drive anyone?

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Signing in at the registration desk

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Final Touches on the Cake

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Everyone had fun cider pressing

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Mostly kids enjoying the pond

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Dinner is served - three courses

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Bread!

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Dinner tent & drink station

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The Shinola Troubadours of Possum Splendor take a break from singing

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Some of the wonderful Silent Auction jewelry items donated by Dory Brown
Slow Food Asheville rasied over $4000 at "Mountain Fire."

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Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard is a founding member of the Sustainable Appalachian Viticulture Institute

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