Brian & Gabi Kinney
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  • In keeping with the wine theme... we're looking forward to spending more time in this room. The beautiful vineyards of @smallvines will be our next adventure and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of this amazing operation. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Autumn in wine country? Yes, please! 🙌🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • If you squint you can see that I am standing next to 11,673 gallons of wine. Holy fermentation, Batman! 😳🍷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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They have quite the operation at @cakebreadcellars. And their wines are pretty fabulous too. 🥂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • For my birthday, Brian managed to get tickets to a sold out @rodrigoygabriela concert at the @robertmondavi winery. They were brilliant. 🎇🔥
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Best. Husband. Ever. 👩‍❤️‍👨
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  • A few weeks ago, I celebrated my 41st birthday. As a gift to myself, I took a break from social media for as long as I felt necessary. Sort of like a mental and emotional vacation ... and apparently that vacation needed to last 3 weeks. 😋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Another gift was to spend my birthday weekend in the Napa Valley and Sonoma County enjoying some wine and some "us" time. But it wasn't all wine and games. We also tended to a bit of business while in the area. ✔️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We're coming up on our last few weeks at our workamping positions on the coast and it's time for the next adventure. There is still so much for us to learn in the world of wine and beer making and fermentation. So, we're settling down in wine country for the fall and getting our hands dirty working our first "crush". It'll be long hours and a lot of hard work, but the education and experience will be invaluable. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And just think of all the wine we'll drink! 🤪🍇🍷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • I LOVE botanical gardens and @mendocoastbotanicalgardens is one of the prettiest I've been to. The diversity of California's plant life is just stunning. I'm constantly in awe just driving down the road and it never gets old. 😳😍
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I think the Ladybird poppies might be my favorite, but swipe to see some more stunners. 🌷🌹🌺🌸🌼🌿
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  • I'm an introvert and some days I just cannot bring myself to interact with the world. This makes social media very difficult for me, as I'm also very private, so sharing even the littlest bit of myself on here is not only mentally exhausting, but physically draining. So I go dark for a day or two at a time and this past weekend was busy - we both work weekends and have for a long time - and I desperately needed to stay quiet. 😶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In spite of my introverted ways, I genuinely enjoy interacting with people and socializing. But I need that balance of quiet time and solitude every so often. And sometimes I just need a stroll through a beautiful botanical garden to find my reset button for the week. 🌲🌲⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We are Brian and Gabi Kinney. Our little family consists of the two of us and our two small dogs, Shorty and Lily. Our backgrounds are in small businesses involving photography, gardening and construction. We enjoy growing, making and preserving our own food. We’ve been DIYers for several years, at times to satisfy curiosity (can we do it?), but often out of necessity.

We love to learn new skills and we enjoy sharing that learning with others. As small business owners, we’ve encountered many people in our community who’ve poured their energy and heart into crafting, creating and perfecting their product(s), whether it be kombucha, soaps or beer. We’ve come to admire these people and seek to learn from them, to understand their process and discover what drives them. In turn, we hope to gain valuable life skills that will allow us to become self-sustaining, to depend less on the commercial world of large corporations and share what we’ve learned with you.

SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION. THE DOING IS OFTEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OUTCOME.
Arthur Ashe

We want to return to a time of local craftsmen providing services for members in the community, not some faceless corporation far away. We want to enable people to create for themselves and their families. 

Like growing your own food in an urban apartment. Baking a fresh loaf of your own sourdough for dinner. Sharing a bottle of wine with your friends that you picked, fermented and bottled. These are the small things that you can do to take you away from the consumer-driven economy, create something wonderful and share it with friends and family.

Join our Journeyman’s waltz through some of the most exciting ways craftsmen and food producers all over the world are changing their communities.

Why “Modern Journeymen”?

When we were trying to come up with a name for this blog, we went through what felt like hundreds of ideas over the course of several weeks. We wanted something that would cover all aspects of what we plan to do; a sort of mashup of homesteading, traveling & apprenticing.

We came across the term “journeyman” (thanks Mr. English) and when we learned the meaning of the term, it seemed to fit everything we hope to accomplish here.

A journeyman is a skilled worker who apprentices with other craftsmen on a day by day basis, building their trade and craft.

The term, much like the skills we want to learn and share, has fallen out of everyday use. This made it even more appealing as a title since we are attempting a kind of resurgence of forgotten knowledge.

While doing some research on journeymen, we came across the term “Modern Journeyman”. It is used to describe life’s process of continual learning, or “life-long learning”, “up-skilling” and “modern apprenticeships”. Perfect, right?

We are the journeymen and if you follow along with us, you will be journeymen too.

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