Actually, I returned to the office yesterday, but was too buried under emails and phone calls to post to the blog.  I feel reinvigorated from my vacation and now it is back to work.  I spoke with my technician yesterday and she said all was going great at the Perkins station — the grapes look good, blackberries are starting to be harvested, and some crosses were made as well.  I have some seedlings from last year coming up too.  All in all, things are looking good — now I am just waiting for a hail storm, tornado, drought, flooding, etc. to negate it all.  It is Oklahoma after all.