This entry will be a little different than most in that there will be more pictures than words. This is simply a glorious feeling that only pictures can properly express… All 1000 grapes are in the ground!!
The first sign of life on the vineyard.. Leaves beginning to sprout!
Not sure what the kids like more- helping to facilitate the creation of life or just playing in the dirt. Volunteer work, mind you, character-building type stuff.
As you can see, some planters jumped into the experience by adding a touch of ingenuity. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a “Grape Turner” patented in the near future.
Yes, our dear Grandma Dale even got in on the fun. Naturally, she could still work those garden tools better than most of us and assured me that the ones she planted will grow the best. I don’t doubt it.
As is the pattern in many of these posts, things don’t always go according to plan. At one point, Asher decided to cut a new irrigation system (got stuck) in the one patch of land that plagues us with standing water.
Progress would not be deterred; however, as the little red wagon was called into service. Yes, we are planting a vineyard of 1000 grapes with over 10 volunteers that day and one of our most valuable pieces of earth-moving equipment was a little red wagon.
Once again, a HUGE thank you to our family, every single one of you that showed up in these pictures to lend us a helping hand and planting over 300 grapes in one afternoon. It was a beautiful Mother’s Day and we got to spend it with a bunch of moms that are pretty important to us, doing what mothers do best- helping out with the crazy schemes that their kids cook up.
The final plant is put in the ground…. Number 1000!
Now if we could just get it to rain again….Oh well- that’s farming.