The old vines are all removed. Now we have 12ha/25ac covered in long gouges. Here’s a photo of the California paddock sans vignes.
F. W. Owen has some excellent info on putting water lines out to the paddocks.
He also has an interesting comparison between high revenue/high costs farms and his low-cost system. We’re aiming at a low-cost model ourselves.
Matron of Husbandry has a good post on the sad event of finding a dead calf.
And another view of vine-free California, this time from the South.