I was ready to plow out future vine parcel when a shepherd came to us and asked if we would be willing to let their tribe mow. I could not dream for a better way to amend and prepare our dear land so I gladly accepted
Right after, a large tractor came to plow at about one foot down in order to get some fertile earth and then I sowed a mix of 5 organic cereals and herbs (oat, wheat, rye, barley and phacelia) in order to bring some green fertilizer to this land that has been resting for long time. I used phacelia as it also has a natural "desinfectant" power and I spread most of it where we took some trees off the parcel.
In order to avoid all the birds from the neighborhood pecking the precious seeds, I used my "new" 60 years old tractor to cover them, but I since I have seen many birds on the field after, I guess my work was not so efficient...
Luckily, we got some welcoming rains after and by now those seeds have germinated and the first stems are now coming out of the ground...
I just now have to wait and see those crops grow. We had a good amount of rains this fall and winter so I think they should be fine until I will cut them in August and put the new seeds on the soil in order to bring some natural fertilizer... before planting the vineyards...in Spring 2014.
- I will visiting the US on the second half of March, pouring Rouge-Bleu wines. Here is the list of the places I will be, hoping to meet you there.
- If you would like to join us for a unique wine cruise experience, Kristi and I will be the hosts of the AMA Waterways Seine Wine Cruise Next November 2013. I will be spreading my wine love passion and we will share very good bottles of wines carefully selected.