Friday, January 22, 2016
Undeterred by the inclement weather, V2 and I decided to brave the wind and the rain and take ourselves over to Alston Park for a brisk walk. We both got really wet, and muddy. And it wasn't that brisk as it took a little extra time to circumnavigate all the streamlets coming out of the hills and vineyards.
There is a little bit of pruning going on here and there around the valley, but not much. Of all the vineyards around Alston Park, over on the west side of the valley, only one small section of one vineyard has been pre-pruned. It is early days yet, the pruning-season is only just beginning, but the long range weather forecast is for extended periods of rainy weather. V2 and I are hoping the meteorologists are wrong.