This Week in the Vineyard

The buds are beginning to swell! I can see the tiny green leaves pushing now, which has replaced the white cotton ball cover in quite a few buds. 

The buds are beginning to swell! I can see the tiny green leaves pushing now, which has replaced the white cotton ball cover in quite a few buds. 

I forget what it's like in other wine country regions throughout the world once I'm immersed in one, but California bud break has been occurring since early February- much earlier than Oregon. I have not yet heard of bud break in Oregon this year, and it usually occurs in April.

Today the sun is bright and magnificent. It also was on Sunday the 12th. These are the whispers of spring that intoxicate all of us Oregonians who have been doused in heavenly rains thoroughly throughout this winter.

Beautiful moss covers some of the vines. I am quite surprised that humans haven't started growing moss on them.

Beautiful moss covers some of the vines. I am quite surprised that humans haven't started growing moss on them.

We're still well above average for rainfall. The March rainfall average is 4.6 inches, and just in the last 7 days we have had 3.72. But I am not complaining, of course. The abundant rain makes me feel like this valley is able to sustain itself, which is a feeling I always look for wherever I live. 

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