Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jack and the Grapevine

And so, another vineyard season begins. We had a few days of good weather last weekend, so I was able to get a start on the pruning. I only got a few rows done, so I'll be back pruning again in the next few weeks.

Things looked good so far. As expected, I didn't see an serious bud damage on the LaCrescent. There was a bit of damage on the LaCrosse, but not as much as I thought I would see. LaCrosse is more tender than LaCrescent.

I was lucky enough to be joined in the vineyard by wife, Karen, and our 3 week old son Jack Ford. Jack was named after his grandfather Jack and his great grandmother . (Ford was her maiden name)

No big warmups expected for a few weeks, so I should have time to get the pruning done.