Thursday, August 26, 2010

A day in the vineyard.

I have been drinking too much wine of late and have not been paying enough attention to the work of growing the grapes that become the wine. I remedied that a little today by doing some small jobs in the vineyard that could be put off no longer.
One small but necessary task was the removal of milk cartons that I had placed over vines this spring, vines that were field-budded last September, after determining if the grafted bud was viable. I then trained and tied each liberated young vine up a stake.
It looks like I will have about a dozen vines to field-bud this year. The demise of several of the vines seems to be gopher related. The other vines seem to have simply expired.

5 comments:

Do Bianchi said...

beyond English wine, what have ya'll been drinking? inquiring minds... :-)

Vinogirl said...

2B: Quite a mix of stuff...you'll have to stay tuned!

Do Bianchi said...

I most certainly will stay tuned! :-)

latest-wine-cellar-innovations said...

It was just timely that you visit your vineyard. I'm sure they loved the attention Vinogirl.

Vinogirl said...

LWCI: Welcome to Vinsanity.
I have a lot of catching up to do in the vineyard...I hope the vines will be happy with all the attention they are about to receive!