Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Time To Prune

I'm sure you've been wondering what's been happening out in the grape field, haven't you? I knew you were! Well, it's pruning time! Seems strange to be pruning in what feels like the dead of winter, but that's how it's done.
Pruning is not so bad on a sunny day that's in the mid-forties. This year Bruce was fashion-forward in his Survivor: Zarahemla youth conference t-shirt and his Mickey beanie. All he needed to complete the picture was some good clippers and a helper.
There was a lot of wood growth on the vines this past year and it all had to go.
It's taken Bruce three different Saturdays to get all 6 of the grape rows pruned.
Now we just have to wait for the buds to come in June. Grapes are one of the last plants to bud and it's always stressful to wait!

(Strike a pose!)

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