Friday, March 06, 2015

Plow your own furrow

I think I used my allotment of o's and w's for the month in that title. This is one of the two new vineyard plots out back. The grapes were planted last summer. They still look like sticks stuck in the ground, but once they get their leaves this spring they'll be more recognizable.

These little vines will need a few years before they produce enough grapes for production.

The crew still hasn't finished installing the stakes and guide wires, but I don't think there's any rush. They'll probably get that done once the winter pruning is finished.

11 comments:

  1. Of course, spelling plough correctly would have sorted out your surfeit of 'w's problem :-)

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  2. Like all the words that rhyme with plough=plow, I suppose. Cough=cow? What about dough=doe, tough=stuff, through=threw (or thru)? Should we bough to your archaic spelling conventions?

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  3. Walt just mentioned: Hough nough broughn cough.... an elocution exercise.

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  4. I knew that'd wind you up :-) These sorts of words are a French person learning English's nightmare -- you just have to know how they are pronounced. Mind you there are plenty of native English speakers that don't know how to pronouce words like slough (two different ways, depending on whether you are talking about the town or not) and brougham, just to mention a couple.

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    1. Is Slough the name of a town? In the U.S., most people say [sloo] but it's a very uncommon word. It means a swamp or an inlet (of a river). As for brougham, that's really a technical term and was first used, at least in America where it is used only as the name of a Cadillac car model, in only 1851, according to my dictionary.

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  5. Lol, Susan and Ken! My eyes didn't catch the tiny boughs at first.

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  6. Walt, look what you started!

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  8. Apparently the work in the vineyards never ends. It's tough, rough work, although worth it in the end. Stop me, I am weak.

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  9. Do you know how long does it take for new planting to mature enough to produce useable grapes?

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