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Feb 19, 2015- sub zero temps and a little snow

The last few weeks have brought about three inches of snow cover replacing what little was there. Last night saw the temperature at -20 below zero for a few hours and the night previous to that -14 below. 59 more words

Oct 8-9, 2014 grape harvest

Oct 1 Brix in wild( by new road) 16 Brix. In vineyard count is 16-20.
Oct 2 Brix 16-19 vineyard 1
Oct 3 16-20 Brix vineyard 1… 86 more words

Sept 1-Oct 1, 2014- fruit begins to ripen

Bird pressure is definitely steady. Grapes sticking out of netting are attacked. Put up fake hawk and owl in vineyard one and that seems to help cut down birds presence. 351 more words

Aug 15, 2014- bird Netting goes up.

With brix count at 8-13 brix (reflecting sugar content of grapes – our goal is 22) we are to much trouble with Birds so we have put the bird netting up. 8 more words

Aug 8, 2014- ripening of grapes in vineyard and in the wild

Vineyard 1s grapes continue to ripen ( brix range from 8-11) while the vines in the wild are just starting to show signs of veraison. Some of the vines in Vineyard 1 are still struggling even after my application of the micronutrient leaf spray. 29 more words

Aug 6, 2014- with grapes ripening birds start to attack

Though it is exciting that our grapes are ripening it has attracted a problem from the birds wanting to taste the grapes. (With the Brix count at 8-11 brix) It has become significant enough problem that we will have to put up the bird netting ASAP