Dick Bray, from Oakes Bros, delivers the new tractor
Slim, sleek and a right little goer...... yes the tractor!
On Friday my new tractor arrived all the way from Italy. Now that I'm on the wrong side of 50, I have discovered that a new tractor is more exciting than a sports car and almost certainly safer (and cheaper) than a new woman!
The tractor is a New Holland and is specially designed for...
The vines have only been planted two weeks and already they are bursting into life!
I'm sure that Stephen will say that it's due to the tip top quality of the vines he has sourced, John will claim that it's down to the preparation of the land, the Rootgrow guys will state that it's on account of their product, Ernst and Jo will say that its because of the expert planting and Ivan will claim that...
The trellising is now nearing completion thanks to Mike Terry, Ivan and the team. It will have taken about ten days to install the 120 wooden end posts, 1,700 interim posts, 8,500 bamboo canes and more than 10,000 metres of wire to support the vines as they grow.
In spite of some difficult ragstone at the southern end of the vineyard, the work will be completed on time...