Really, I do. This weekend, Tasha and I had excellent weather, in the 70s and 80s, and we received our shipment of vine cultivars on Friday. So, with excellent weather the whole weekend, we started digging and planting. Between Friday evening and Saturday evening, we planted 50 vines on the slope that will eventually house the photovoltaic electric system and the greenhouse. Our vineyard should yield 250 bottles when vine production peaks in about three or four years. A good investment, I say. Here are some shots of the finished product.

This morning, we both got up around 9:00 after sleeping the sleep of the dead (from digging and planting all Saturday). We had our coffee and tea and went down to the pond to feed the fish stale bread. It seems our catfish are thriving and the striped bass are, at the very least, representin’. So, when we finally got going around 11:00, we planted

  • 6 currant bushes
  • 2 gooseberry bushes
  • 2 rhubarb plants
  • 30 asparagus roots (below)

  • 5 goji berry bushes
  • and the 3 remaining vegetable beds

It’s 9:30 and I’m exhausted. I suspect I’ll sleep the sleep of the dead yet again tonight.