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July 5, 2006

Kick start

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We have hundreds of very slow growing vines, roots intertwined with rocks, at the crest of the mountain ridges. More than 50% of some of these soils is shale stone. We want all of the vines in a single block to ripen their grapes to the same level at the same time.
We have decided to add some organic stimulus to help these weaker vines catch up (get their roots down deeper). And we’re hoping that free range chicken droppings will help.
The floors in the pens in our neighbour’s chicken farm are elevated by annual accumulation. So we’re helping him as we provide an energy boost to the battling vines.

Posted by graham knox at July 5, 2006 3:08 PM

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Man I dont envy you that job. Chicken poo really really hums. My uncle used to spray it on his field during summer to piss off the neighbours if they moaned. Serves em right for living next door to a farm he reckoned!!

Posted by: garry clark at July 6, 2006 6:18 PM

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