The job consists of going through long rows of plants with big cutters (loppers) and cut all superfluous canes. After pruning comes stripping, which I'd rather call ripping, because it's literally a fight between the plant and the worker, who has to wrestle with the canes and rip them off the wires. After a day's pruning and stripping you end up completely exhausted and full of scratches. With some luck, one of those damn weeds may even poke your eye out.
|Sheep eat and shit.|
Walking in a vineyard can be a nightmare.
Pruning lasts until September and I'm planning to work here at least until August. Once I'm fully up to speed I should start earning decent money and then start travelling with what I will have saved when the winter's gone.
Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been that good in the last couple of days, plus I don't have much time to be goofing around, so I was unable to take any decent vineyard-related pictures, but I managed to snatch at least a few.
|Lots, heaps and plenty of long, tidy even longer rows of plants...|
|Axe rampage in Grovetown|
And here's another bunch of photos from a walk in Picton last week.