Sunday, July 20, 2014
I worked all day in the vineyard today, mainly in the Cabernet sauvignon vines. I did some hedging, some leaf-pulling, some lateral-removal (especially those with second crop) and some training (and tying up) of the juvenile grapevines planted this season.
As is usual, I was distracted by a number of things; baby towhees, grasshoppers, Vinodog 2, lizards...and the best crop of blackberries I have seen in years. I love eating berries right off the plant. It's not exactly like foraging for food when they simply fall into your palm because they are so ripe. I must have eaten at least 10 ounces of delicious sun-warmed, finger-staining, purple-black berries - I just couldn't stop myself. Yum!