why… yes I do. I learned how to drive and operate a BACKHOE! Could have been the raddest thing OF ALL TIME! The machines it takes to keep a vineyard up and running are incredible… I also got to check out the machine used for the harvest!? Insane machine. Anyway… Teacher and student:And this was our task:Picking plums! … (then later I got to dig holes… uh… is that the coolest thing ever? shyup it is…) The next morning Kelly and I started de-seeding all the plums with the help of Murielle in the kitchen–and we made plum jam and plum sorbet… which we devoured last night after dinner. To go from driving and operating heavy machinery to making jam calls for heavy adaptation. The range of activity and work out here is a balance of extremes… and is therefore intensely satisfying. Although the bulldozer is probably my favorite job of all time.