Victory in Harvest

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900 pounds of grapes!  This year’s grape harvest represented a brilliant victory for our little vineyard.  Last year, raccoons had a bit of a party just a few nights before harvest.  They left us with 320 pounds of fruit.  Nice, eh? We are struggling to figure out how they managed to compromise the electric fencing, but they did it.  This year, however, we were vigilant – patrolling the fencing every evening and morning for the weeks before harvest – and it payed off beautifully.

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That 320 pounds took us all day to pick; we were a team of just two – one removing the bird netting, one picking grapes.  This year however. we were joined by family and friends to make a bit off a party of our own.  Not only were we finished by early afternoon, we had lots of fun together.

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Take that raccoons!  This year, it was our turn!

WPC – Victory

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11 thoughts on “Victory in Harvest

  1. Tina Schell November 15, 2015 / 2:29 am

    Good for you! Here’s to the wine that will follow 🙂

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