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Planting the Vineyard


So it’s been a while, but I’m going to stop starting my blogs like that. Let’s just be honest now and own up that I am not a daily, or even weekly, blogger. Just not enough hours in the day for that.

Why am I so busy? Well this time it is because we had our vineyard planting party. Was quite a big day and I have been getting over it since then.

We invited a lot of our family and friends around to help plant the grapes with a promise of some fine food and a few bubbles afterward to celebrate.

We had about 30-40 people turn up and, after getting instructions from Mike, we all set about planting the 48 grapes, then putting protectors around them, and finally spreading rocks under the chardonnay.

This whole thing is really my husband’s baby, but I couldn’t help but get into it on the day. It was all quite exciting and romantic.

The weather was great for the day, and then it rained on Sunday. So couldn’t be better. A great day was had by all. Not to mention that this started at 2.00pm and the last went home around 10.30pm – after the rugby! :)

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It DOES look fun! And I guess the rugby made it even more fun, unlike the disastrous game I had to witness! Needed some bubbles too, but rather just went to bed! :-)) LT

29 Aug, 2012


Everybody getting stuck in there....looks and sounds like you all had a fab day!!
I hope OH is pleased his wee project is now up and running, thanks to friends and family.

29 Aug, 2012


Well dont on getting all that help in, looks like a great project

29 Aug, 2012


bet your new outside sink came in handy after the planting!
when do you expect your first grape picking event?

3 Sep, 2012


Thanks for your comments. Yes it was a great day, and yes the outside sink did come in very handy! First harvest should be 3 years time. Spring here now and they are starting to bud up, so they'll take off soon!

3 Sep, 2012

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