Friday, March 28, 2014


Vinished, that's Vinoland lingo meaning I have finished tying down every last cane in the vineyard. Yay!
It was a pretty easy process as the Cabernet sauvignon vines are still slumbering.  The cooler weather this week has slowed things down a bit, so I'm predicting that budbreak won't happen for another 4 or 5 days yet.
Also, got a couple of dead vines removed (thank you, Vinomaker) and filled the holes (that Vinomaker dug) with new, baby vines.  The photograph shows, but not very well (I should have used a different background), one of the extracted vines which has a deep, 11" split along the lower half of it's trunk.  Did this split cause the death of this vine?  No, I'm sure this vine had just run it's natural course and the split occurred postmortem.  Hate when that happens.  But I love it when I have finished pruning.


Trubes said...

Hello Vinogirl,
I've just had a good read through your blog, my oh my! you have been busy! Belated birthday greetings too x
Your Doggy still keeps going, she sure is an old girl now, so sweet with her pink Tiara.
What is next on your agenda, now that this phase is 'vinished'? I've had a break from blogging, seemed to lose my mojo for a while but have now immersed myself on a self learning course to attempt to make my blog more interesting... slowly but surely is the mantra!
Lovely sunny day in Liverpool so we're off out for a ramble round 'Caldies'.
Best wishes,

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Vinogirl: Any idea how old that split vine was?

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Vinogirl: "The early bird catches the worm" or you're burning the midnight candle"!

Vinogirl said...

Trubes: Hi Di. Busy, but wandering through the vineyard with the Vinodogs in tow...even the old girl still makes it :)

Blogging keeps me in touch with my Liverpool family, so even when I think I can't think of anything to post about, I reach into the nether regions of my brain (it's not far to reach) and come up with something I think Thud may be interested in.

Sun+Liverpool+Caldies=homesick :(

NHW: Erm, 11 or 12 years old, perhaps.

NHW: V1's bottom schedule is now my sleep schedule :(