A light breeze, sunny and seventy makes for perfect day on the farm and the grape vines are showing their appreciation. They have grown about a foot since we planted them and are all above the tubes now. We will be stringing the trellis any day.
Our grape vines were delivered via UPS last Friday and we were ready for them! We had dug over 150 holes in preparation for their arrival. In one day, we planted each grape vine and installed the blue grow tubes to help them grow towards the vine trellis wire. Here you can see our upper and lower vineyard. These two vineyards flank the garden and green house.
Winter is rapidly approaching and here at The Grassy Knoll Farm we are squeezing every last bit out of autumn that we can. The freak snow storm that left a massive amount of tree damage and a week without power gave us a new perspective on the harsh reality that winter is around the corner. With our new appreciation for the few warm days left in the season, we are not wasting a single nice day as we prepare the farm for Thanksgiving and crossing our fingers that the warm weather holds.
Cheers! Jason and Teresa
We decided our old compost pile was making the grade so on this Saturday we started construction on the new bins. We finished leveling the ground by the afternoon which required the removal of two tree stumps and one good sized rock. The bins will be made out of ridged panel fencing and T-Posts.
So, we did some gardening in the morning- your basic weeding, and checking for scavengers (bugs that is!). Because we don't use any pesticides or chemicals, we have to be vigilant when it comes to bugs! We are hoping that we have eradicated the potato beetles from the Tomatillo plants, but then yesterday we noticed that there were many tiny wholes on the eggplant leaves- the bugs are at in in full force, but we will win! Now, if only we could stop the ducks from poking their bills through the fence and going for the snow pea leaves and the tomato plants!
After loading up the farm stand, we were on our way to local vineyards to scope out the competition! Jay was quite envious of some of the trestles! We had a lovely time touring 3 wineries, it was a beautiful day!
Photos From: Miranda Vineyard