Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Prune and grind

It looks like the pruning in the vineyards is winding down. Right now the workers are wrapping the single remaining canes around the horizontal guide wires and fastening them in place. New growth will rise from the buds along those canes.

Pruned, tied, and ready to grow. You can see some of the pruned canes on the ground waiting to be mulched.

The canes that were pruned off have been lined up on the ground between the rows, and now they're being ground into mulch. It won't be long before the green leaves sprout.

On the home front, I'm ready to start cutting grass today. The sticks and branches are all cleaned up and the machines (lawnmower and rototiller) have fresh motor oil in them. I may have to get the weed-eater out to cut down the tallest and thickest grass before running the mower over it.

6 comments:

  1. Good luck with that lawn. I find the vine trimming and training fascinating. Would enjoy doing that.... for one day.

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  2. It’s Tuesday. Where is Tasha? ;)

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    1. After not being able to comment for many months, now I can! I hope this is not a one off.

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  3. This is my lucky day! Your blog and Ken’s have both let me comment for the first time in many months.

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  4. yay Betty Ann- I can only comment if I use Chrome for my browser.

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    1. Same with me, Evelyn. Google doesn't like competition!

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