Pruning

1.22.13-prunerPruning is in full swing. First the pre-pruner which cuts the canes to about 12 inches in length and then the pruning crew comes in to cut them back to the desired buds.

1.22.13-pruning-vineNot so long ago this was all done by hand and required quite a bit of strength to pull the canes apart. During the growing season they become entwined as well as attached to the retaining wires. Pictures of the pruner and the result.

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