Warm weather is pushing early bud break in the vines and blooms in the daffodils. The combination makes for a beautiful Valentines Day morning.
Completed data collection for soil analysis today and looking forward to a wet storm this evening. Planning nematode sampling next week --- best done with wet soil conditions.
To give you a feel for the remarkable changes in the flow of the Russian River during storm periods and why it flooded in Healdsburg (in cubic feet per second)...
Petite Sirah requires a bit more care than the Cab or Merlot. A second round of suckering together with leaf pulling and clusters thinning is underway this morning.
While the grapes are ripening, the tomatoes and basil are coming along nicely. If only pasta and parmesan grew in the garden.