What an honor! A recent phone call from the Carroll County, Ohio Soil and Water Conservation District, included a request to bring several members from SWCD’s across the state for a farm tour at Twigg Winery, on Thursday, July 12. I was excited to see the group, including about 20 visitors.
For those readers that may not know, the SWCD is an organization whose goals include the following as listed on their website:
-SWCDs provide assistance to urban and agricultural land users, specializing in soil erosion prevention and water management. SWCDs work with farmers through a voluntary cooperative agreement. Services include survey and design of grassed waterways, erosion control structures, surface and subsurface drainage, farm ponds, windbreaks, and livestock waste management facilities. A very helpful organization indeed. After delivering a brief history of the farm, and the area in general, we headed out to the vineyard to see and discuss wine grapes.
Although, the drought continues here in Eastern Ohio, our vineyard continues to thrive despite the dry conditions. Due to the visit from our recent guests however, the thought did cross my mind that if it doesn’t rain soon, there may not be any water left to conserve.