Thursday, March 06, 2008

Baby At Work

One of the best parts of this job lately is the fact that I bring my baby to work with me. She's so good, and she sleeps so much, that right now it works out great. She eats every 3 hours and is awake for 1 hour then back to sleep for two. I can get a lot done if I stay focused while she's asleep.

Today she wanted to eat right before we bottled the Elderberry wine (which is excellent, BTW), so I fed her, then propped her up on the boppy on a stack of Concord 1/2 gallons while we bottled. I didn't think she'd allow it for very long, but she just sat there and tried to put her fist in her mouth, and talked to us a little (no one can get a word in edgewise with my assistant around), fussed a tiny bit, I stuck the pacifier in her mouth, and the next thing I knew she was asleep.

This is what family businesses are all about right?

2 comments:

mark22952 said...

Elaine,
something to look forward to - when she is the winemaker, perhaps you can do the sleeping.

I love your picture "past their prime" it would make a great label background. could i have permission to use it?

I make wine in College Grove, TN for my own use. I have Chardonnel, Chardonnay, Norton, Noiret, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Saugignon, Chambourcin, and of course the great one for here - Vidal Blanc. This year I will add a few Marquette.

Mark

Elaine said...

Mark-
Good call on the sleeping. At this point I think I'd be happy if she wanted to go to sleep before midnight. =)

Yes, you can use my picture. Thanks for asking. I'm glad you like it. I just got a new camera, a Nikon D40, so you can expect many more pictures of what's going on over here.

Sounds like you have your hands full, making all that different wine, especially if you are growing all those grapes. I'm glad you are doing vinifera and non vinifera grapes. Good luck and happy drinking!