I was out pruning the immature Brianna on the east side of tha barn today. The weather was warm and breezy. Too warm to be comnfortable wearng a jacket. An extra day this year to prune in February in an El Niño year. That's probably a one of a kind sort of alignment - 3 infrequent events on the same day. The pups played in the vineyard and visited their neighbor friends. I stopped pruning because they were tired and wanted to go hinto the house.
Today I pruned a few rows of Niagara and a row of some new varietals that I bread years ago. It was close to 60F today. There was very little damage from the harsh weather last weekend. The pups played in the yard The rescue people from whom we adopted the pups were half Husky and half Yellow Lab. You can only see the Husky half with the curl in their tails and they way they play in snow. How this became a post about pups, well, I don't know. They are fun and mind well. I was
I was a little worried about how last weekend's cold, cold weather might have killed some of the buds. The combination of extreme cold and wind last weekend could have been devastating to the vines. Today was warm. I was outside without a jacket and very confortable even though there was wind. I was outside in shirt sleeves every month this winter - usually followed by moving snow with a loader a few days later. I took a look at the immature Brianna today. I broke off a thin