Fallow and Storms
Winter fallow, grey day. Clouds press down, a storm predicted this afternoon, tonight, all day tomorrow. Promises of great quantities. Ramon rushes the rain, pruning vines. He will finish today, four weeks of pruning, no need this month to worry about keeping vine cuts dry. (We spray BD 501 when there is dampness to prevent infection.)
Racing the weather is reassuring: the cycles of winter rain and summer dryness are still with us, even if different yet again from how we used to expect them. Even the goats are motivated to load up on toyon and coastal oak.
Tomorrow will be a barn day.