The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Diggin’ Holes


I went out to help my friend Ray put posts in for his new vineyard at Highland Valley.  It was a great day, although we had Santa Ana winds.  That means nice warm, clear weather, and it also means strong gusts of wind up to 35 mph.  There were a few times we had to just stop what we were doing and try not to get blown over.

We had a few other glitches besides the high winds.  After installing about 5 posts, the auger we had stopped working.  Ray had to go rent another one, which gave us a chance to really enjoy the beauty of the area.


IMG_0019Once we got another auger, things went pretty quickly.  There were 5 of us total, and we installed 48 posts in about 4 hours of work.


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