Stopped writing today. A cry for help. Have come to help B in her vineyard. She's finished all the pruning. Now the job is to pull the cuttings off the wire and burn them in the Brouette de Taille. This is an old oil drum, cut open, and fixed to a wheelbarrow chassis. It’s a mobile bonfire. The heat it gives off is most welcome today. But the work!!!!
B is finding that pulling the wood away from the wire is exhausting. Me too. Vines are very clingy. They have tendrils everywhere. It’s like being in a fight. For hours. Anyone in need of a serious upper body workout should call us!