vineyard update

Monday, April 4, 2011

Well, the ground has thawed and we've been a plowin'!  The past handful of years we've grown alfalfa where we intend to plant the vines.  Unfortunately, alfalfa has a ridiculously invasive and deep seeded root system so we had to till deep to uproot it.  Using our trusty Kabota to do the job [it was a huffing], my dad tilled the field row by row.  This past weekend he used the disc to spread the uproot-age around.  He also moved the empty propane tank.  Our vines will now be arriving on May 11th. 

::Oh, how we long for the day when that is a paved veranda with bistro tables overlooking the established vineyard, glass of handmade red wine in hand::

For now, here's what it looks like::

Just the beginning of plowing:

Dad stopping for a quick shot [aka:: giving the Kabota a break]:

Look at those roots:

Pretty in disc[ed] fashion:


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