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Rock Lodge

I’ve now completed a couple of weeks’ work at Rock Lodge and I thought I should say more about it. It’s an old (for England) vineyard over 30 years old, initially planted by the father-in-law of one of the Plumpton … Continue reading

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Mandy and I rip it up

After a successful morning knocking in end-posts, Alex shot off (theatre, darling) ┬áleaving Mandy and I an afternoon of vine and post grubbing up. We went to get out the Fendt only to discover that overnight some scaffolding had been … Continue reading

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Another blog POSTing

No Kevin, but more posts, oh yes. Alex, Mandy and I knocked in another 34 before Alex headed off back to college in the Massey to enjoy the rest of her half day. The posts looked good, and it means … Continue reading

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Bish bosh post-bang

A manic day at Rock Lodge vineyard banging in yet more end posts with Kevin, Alex T and Mandy. Despite a slow start (I had to prep the Massey tractor and drive it the 8 miles from college, typically with … Continue reading

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More at Rock Lodge

A brief morning’s work in the Plumpton College vineyard at Rock Lodge again, as I squeezed in some more decommissioning of old vines and trellising and generally shifting around heavy stuff in preparation for more new trellis building where a … Continue reading

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Grubbing up

Mandy, Alex and Lucy enjoying a rare spot of sun More Plumpton vineyard work experience left us students (me, Alex, Lucy and Mandy) without Kevin, with nothing other than some instructions and an enthusiasm to just do it. Today’s main … Continue reading

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Grubbing up, before and after2

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