Sunday, February 15, 2009

Young Oak Vineyards - Volume 28: Valentine's Day Edition!

Hi all:

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend.  We are having a very wet & rainy Valentine's Day here.  Over two days of heavy rain and two more fore-casted for Monday & Tuesday.  Well, all this rain is a good thing for California.  The rain here means snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Which means no drought this summer!

Is my picture out of focus you ask?  Actually, it is raining so hard that my camera is focusing on the close in rain drops, which can be seen upon very close inspection (see the white streak by the corner of the old deck beams) and the background vineyard falls out of that focal range!

Well, as you can kind of see, the goats have valiantly tried to eat the weeds in the vineyard.  At least now you can see the trellis posts!  Before the goats started, the weeds had overgrown the trellis posts.  We had six foot tall mustard grass!  Big Mac, Ellie & their little crew of four have spent a great deal of time down there eating the weeds, but the time has come to prune.  And so, I will have to intervene and whack down the rest of the weeds as soon as we get a dry spell!

Hope you are all well and staying dry & out of the weather!

From down in the very wet vineyard,

1 comment:

  1. Looks good John. Can't wait to 4 more years!