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Planting prepwork

 We've made it, finally all 12 rows of the vineyard are complete and ready for vines. So by complete, I really mean we're done moving dirt and leveling and terracing and post placing. The todo list remains: - plant vines (no biggie) - put in end earth anchors - put up trellis wiring - continue the fight with: weeds, moles, deer, beetles... I have to say, we've learned a lot in the last year. I'll do a comparison here some time of our two approaches with row preparing. Here you can see a bit of before and after of our top row: Dirt leveled, terrace built, and seeded with clover. If you find yourself on a bed of limestone like us in the Driftless area you will find yourself overwhelmed with terrace material. We pick and choose rocks as we go, creating the terraced rows to help retain water and make for easier walking. This weekend we get a bit of a break for a wedding before next week which marks the planting of rows 7 - 12! We've got 3 new varietals coming in.  Marec

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