After busting my ass to get the vines and terracing done I have been doing the bare minimum in the vineyard. A few months back I was checking up on the vineyard and discovered the first and only bunch of the year. They look pretty good now especially after getting a rare southern California shower [...]
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Got back from vacation last night. Took a walk in the vineyard first thing this morning. Everything appeared to be ok. Some of the vines had strayed away from the wires, but I easily re-directed them back to the wire. I’m probably going to start doing some research on pruning since I have a few that [...]
I was out in the vineyard this afternoon putting in the posts for my trellis and noticed a few leaves that didn’t look right as well as an insect. I’m an alarmist so naturally I think my garden is doomed. I’m doing some research over at winepress to try and figure out what’s going on. [...]
I finally got my vines in the ground this past weekend. What a relief and a great sense of satisfaction. My wife hasn’t said anything, but I know she is glad they are in. I’ve really been pushing my luck out there the past three months. I started working on the drip system tonight. I [...]
I had a friend come over and help me dig holes last Saturday afternoon. We used a two-man auger and it was brutal. So many damn rocks in that dirt. While digging we actually found an expended old blasting cap. I had to ask myself how grapes are even going to stand a chance growing [...]
I started working on rock mulching rows 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the evenings after work this week since we have more daylight. Here are a couple of pictures. The sun was setting while I was up there so I took a picture of the view I will have from row 8.
I have been completely consumed with iPhone development. It is just so much fun. I haven’t been watching any movies or updating this blog. The vineyard is coming along though. I will be digging 40 holes this weekend and hopefully planting a day or two after that.
I was able to pick up 20 Petite Sirah from Frank Bons over at Sunfresh Vineyards on Wednesday night. Very cool. I still have quite a bit of work to do to get my rows ready. Now I just have a little more motivation.
Almost have seven rows done. Hopefully, the vines get here today. Lots of work left to do before I can plant.
After talking to my buddy Scott who has a vineyard in Escondido, he convinced me to go ahead and get the vines. So I placed my order. The vines should be here on Friday or Saturday. I’m looking forward to their arrival and getting them in the ground.