See the buds pushed out on the canes? Little leaves are ready to pop out. There's nothing wrong with an early spring, as long as winter doesn't decide to come back. If we got some serious cold and wind, significant damage could be done. However, we're having a cycle of rain, and then predictions are to return to El Nino mildness. Once into March, it would be unlikely to get damaging weather...and there's nothing we can do about it anyway!
The workers just completed all the pruning and tying, so everything is looking very tidy right now. I love that!
With the mild weather, Randy is preparing for the planting process. This week, lime was spread on the field we'll be planting...
...And he got to play with his new forklift, stacking the organic fertilizer into the old horse shed for storage. I will not be going in there until the fertilizer is spread! Organic = vile, stinky, but effective. I can only be thankful that it doesn't come in liquid form. Goodbye, horse shed, until we meet again -- after you've aired out!