Work Party October 17 2009

091017_pipersOrchardLadder

Twas a rainy day in the orchard, but we got some good work done in between showers.

091017_pipersGrapesClearing

The primary task was clearing blackberries from a spot for the new grape plants.

091017_pipersGrapeTrellaceLine

A rough preview of what the future line might look like.

091017_pipersGrapeInGround

And the first grape plant goes in! This Catawba (vitis labrusca), which should do well in our climate, is native to North America and was popular during the time the Piper family settled here.

091017_pipersDon

Equipment and personnel!

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