Getting Ready for Grape Planting

We spent most of the day cleaning the upper fence row from the “grape” field, burning brush and sticks too small or dead to use for firewood.  While Lars and Tina worked on the fence row, Jeff continued plowing the field – the ground is just soft enough for the tractor to easily pull the plow through (in third gear even).  It is already looking so much better than last year at this time!

All week long, Jeff has been working on pointing in the barn and on Friday, he and Jens finished replacing the remaining old supporting posts with new posts.  They jacked up the wall with the windows facing the road and got it ready for the next big project:  replacing all the large windows and rebuilding that wall – which is not stone, but wood construction, so we should be able to do it.