Thursday, March 06, 2014

Prune away.

After a night of heavy rain, thunder and lightning  (I loved the thunder, but V2 was less than impressed), today was a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.  A beautiful day for pruning, which I did a bit of in Vinoland's Cabernet Sauvignon.  However, there were other folks besides me pruning in the neighbourhood.
My pruning wasn't nearly as productive as the vineyard crew from Far Niente, who pruned their entire Chardonnay vineyard in one go today.  And not a moment too soon: each bud, especially in the eastern block of this vineyard, was pushing - right on cue with last year.
I was thinking that budbreak was a little earlier than last year, due to our warm and dry winter.  But as I have said before, despite mankind's narcissism in believing that we control everything in the universe, the vines know what to do and when to do it.

2 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Love the pic. and good thought on the post!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Thank you!