|location of this planting on the farm. click for bigger version|
I've got a couple of spots on my farm that are hard to use. they're narrow, or too small to hay, or just a nuisance, but I'd like them to produce something. So today I worked on planting a quarter acre of
table/juice/wine grapes; 4 varieties in all, 100 vines.
|Piles of composted manure surface-applied, about to be plowed in|
|Plowing in the compost|
|Driving post with bucket of trackhoe|
|Smoothing soil and creating seedbed with harley rake|
|on right is plowed ground, on left harley rake finished seedbed|