After plowing, disking three times, seeding, rolling and early growth, you can still see the vine ridges on the California paddock.
Even after a year’s lucerne growth they show through in Vila.
In the mess pre-wiring insulators to thread on the fence wire.
Roll out a length of wire along the posts, thread on a pile on insulators and slide them down to each post, wiring as you go. Tighten. Mutter because a bit got tangled on a blackberry bush.
Zélie managed to sneak into the shot. She likes to hand me the insulators as I cut the wire.
2 thoughts on “Vine ridges and wiring insulators”
They look like insects from a David Cronenberg film.
Do the ridges bother the cattle? If not, I think they look kind of cool–a reminder of what the pastures once were. Although I do imagine it makes for a bit of a bumpy ride if you ever have to bush-hog! I would guess that after several years of mob grazing (especially if the ground is ever wet) that the cattle would eventually trample some of the ridges down . . . or is that too optimistic?