Friday, August 8, 2014

All set to net.

I'd estimate that Vinoland's Pinot grigio is about 90% through veraison.  The fruit this year looks fabulous.  As yet, my little feathered friends don't seem particularly interested in the fruit, nevertheless, it is time to get out the bird-netting and install it on the vines.  It's not a particularly pleasant job, but it is a necessary one.  After months of tending to the vines I don't feel a particular need to share the grapes with the avian population, so tomorrow the nets go on.  Clothes pegs at the ready!

8 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Is there an easy way to put-up the nets?
The picture is so rich!

Thud said...

Yes, get monkey and thud to help...as she is!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Thud: All-In-The-Family:)

Trubes said...

What a wonderful colour the grapes are, I hope the wine tastes as good.

Di.x

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I've seen machines/contraptions that net vineyards, and orchards, but here we do it the hard way!!!

Thud: Yes, you and Minkey did help this year.

Trubes: They are a great colour, especially seeing as they make a white wine.

About Last Weekend said...

No tennis involved then or even badminton

Lord Roby said...

Vinogirl.....Thanks for the link. Think I am getting loads of traffic off the back of your site....Roby

Vinogirl said...

ALW: As soon as we were finished Vinomaker ran off to play tennis, so yes tennis was involved.

LR: I did? Well then, you're welcome :)