01 October 2016

Two men and their machines

When I went out for the morning walk yesterday, I came upon a group of people picking grapes way out in the upper part of the vineyard. I recognized one man because I've seen him out there many times, tending the vines. Another, younger man noticed me and asked him if he recognized me. "Oh sure, he said, he walks his dog out here all the time. Look, there's the dog now! Sometimes the pooch will come over and greet me." I guess we are local color now.


All day we waited for rain to start falling, but it didn't come until after dark in the evening. The mechanical harvest continues at its leisurely pace. The photo above shows two men from the Domaine de la Renaudie winery, with their harvester and tractor-trailer. The man in the blue tractor is the owner, and the one standing works out in the vines year-round. Right now, his main job seems to be driving the harvester. I took the photo from a window up in the loft.

16 comments:

Leon Sims said...

That rusty corrugated tin roof is sooooo country Australian.

Thierry said...

Alors là c'est lui ? Bon marché à Saint-Aignan

Ken Broadhurst said...

Oui, c'est bien Bruno qu'on voit à travers le pare-brise du tracteur.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Probably the same in most countries... rusty sheet metal.

chm said...

Isn't it a little early for the domaine de la Renaudie to be wintery?

Ken Broadhurst said...

Ha ha ha. This always happens when I add a word at the last minute. I was trying to make sure people knew what Domaine de la Renaudie was as a business.

chm said...

I couldn't resit. I thought it was so funny.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Problem is, "wintery" is not a word. It's "wintry" sans "e"... so obviously a typo of some kind.

chm said...

Remember, English is not my native language.

Seine Judeet (Judith) said...

Yup, you're local color!
Hey, how do you say, pooch?

Ken Broadhurst said...

Le toutou.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Nor is French mine.

Ken Broadhurst said...

By the way, you couldn't "resit", you wrote above. Does that mean you fell off your chair laughing (FOMCL) and couldn't get up?

Ken Broadhurst said...

By the way, you couldn't "resit", you wrote above. Does that mean you fell off your chair laughing (FOMCL) and couldn't get up?

Gosia k said...

harvest time

chm said...

How did you guess?