August Dry

  August Dry August is dry. We have used the irrigation water from the small pond,  the pond bottom now only a moonscape dreaming of winter rain.    

A Job Well Done!

Leaves are beginning to yellow and close down for the year. A Job Well Done! After the harvest we give the vines a deep watering, a kind of thank you for a job well done. Soon we will do series of sprays. The leaves are yellowing, closing down for the year, and before they drop,… Read more »

Summertime …and the Swimmin’ is Easy!

Leo and Moka take a dip. The irrigation pond, shared with our neighbor, is about half empty, but there’s still plenty of water for a morning swim! Building the soil over these years has allowed us to irrigate the vines only two or three times a season, at most, and only if needed.