Being away from NC made things difficult for many reasons. We are located in the countryside and we needed someone to look after our property. We also needed a place to stay because there are no hotels in Traphill, so one has to drive to the nearest town for services and although not a great distance, it takes a lot of time out of your workday. So these were our number one and two goals for the near future.
|Mobile Home and Barn on mountaintop.|
This led us to think about security since we were only occasionally coming to the property. It was a 10 hour drive each way that we had to make since we needed a car while in state, and we could take our two little dogs with us.
|This is our daughter Diane with Rusty (left) and Bobo (right) in front of our Charlotte Home.|
Our next step was to put a cattle gate by the entrance and hire a caretaker. We found someone in the business who was willing to become the caretaker and help us start the vineyard.
|Tom Silvey Standing in front of the cattle gate and future vineyards.|
- We have a residence (fully operational although not furnished)
- We have a caretaker looking after our property while we are in FL
- We have a worker to assist us in setting up the vineyards.