Me and my hoe

A man can do some serious thinking while he hoes around 500+ vines. I must say life is good. I’m mighty thankful to have such an understanding and supportive wife, three energetic and healthy sons and wonderful family and friends. Healdsburg is really a paradise. The only thing that would make it better is if our family lived closer.


So here is what I am up to. The gremagna (intervine tiller) pilled up soil and left weeds around the vines, so… I am hand hoeing around each vine. Not to mention it also tore out three healthy vines (2 petite syrah and 1 zin). Serenity Now!! So the jury is still out on the value of the gremagna.

So what’s a man to do but think and whistle some good ole hoe-down songs…


Before and after: