• Scrub a dub dub

    Part of Organic Growing 101 is that any implement used on an organic field is either an implement strictly utilized for growing organics, or one you’ve thoroughly hosed off to eliminate any possible contamination. The same policy applies to any newly purchased pieces. This particular implement is a mole board plow. We had hoped to
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  • The training of the vines

    The time has come to tame the creepers. Notice the forest green ties holding each vine to its bamboo stick. I suppose if the 107 degree weather wasn’t a clue already, the color of the winter wheat would be a helpful indicator that summer is upon us.

  • Caught in the act

    Because life on the vineyard is ruff. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. But while we’re at it, check out Cotton’s paws. Me thinks she’s gonna be a big ‘un.

  • De peanuts, de peanuts!

    The day has come. Finally. The peanuts are being planted as we speak. With two days to spare even before the crop insurance folks get cranky. We have so focused on getting these seeds in the ground that everything else (besides the sunflower field) has been added to a mythical post-planting list. “We’ve got to
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