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PHOTO ESSAY: VINTAGE HISTORY: VIEWS INTO THE PAST
They arrive in boxes, albums and frames, a little ragged and faded. Each spring, bits of Wine Country history migrate to museums and libraries as longtime wineries and family members clean out dusty attics and musty bureau drawers.
For mom-and-pop operations in Sonoma County, harvest time is done the old-fashioned way, with early days and hard labor
Two hours into picking sauvignon blanc grapes, 11-year-old Sarah's hands are numb. Her mom, Gail Judge, is a row over and well ahead, seemingly at one with the clippers.
Artist Joe Szuecs also recycles materials into his stylish bird boxes with a creative re-use of everyday materials that is playful and thoroughly unexpected.
Dozens of other military vessels sit idly in the water, some museums in waiting, others on reserve status in case the Navy needs them.