Saturday, February 17, 2007

step into my garden

Nice break after the rain. Today was over 70*. I dug holes for the remaining grapes to be planted this year. I will have 65 total. I will be planting one of Ram's "Queen of the Vineyard" grapevines this year, and eight more of the Pinot Noir that I've nurseried since obtaining the original 50 in 2003. I believe I lost only one, pretty hardy little buggers. Last fall we tasted the Pinot's for the first time. The seedless table grapes, now in their 5th year, made a good showing for themselves too. Sweet foreshadowing of the abundunce to come! My garlic though not planted until just a few weeks ago is really jumping

The early , Greengage, Satsuma and Santa Rosa plums, all threaten to bloom. I managed to prune about half of them yesterday.I love my new 8' tripod style, aluminum orchard ladder. This is the first year that I have truly needed it.
It was a beautiful day I worked until sunset and would like to do that daily. Turning on the generator for my Internet 'fix' seems such a paradox to the Eden I can dwell in. The Reggae Blues are playing in my life...

3 comments:

Eric V. Kirk said...

Love the blog! Please keep posting.

Gman said...

Beautiful photos - a nice reminder of the area we live in.

saf said...

Awesome blog, thanks for sharing your perspective.