22 March, 2022

An early start: We commence pruning at 9 a.m. In the afternoon I get to distribute manure in a beautiful vineyard I’ve never  been in before – right next to Thomas’s shed, more or less, a proper ›clos‹, i.e. a parcel surrounded by a wall (of some kind). When we come back to house Thomas spots a gasoline tank which one of the handymen working the soil in the cellar gave him – just like that. Thomas had mentioned that he was needing one and the man said: »Mais oui, you can have mine, I’ll bring it to you.«

Thomas (r) and Clément, pruning

Thomas (r) and Clément, pruning

Lunchtime!

Lunchtime!

Self-explanatory signs in Thomas's vinard

Self-explanatory signs in Thomas's vinard

Thomas (l) and Clémant discussing what to cut and what not

Thomas (l) and Clémant discussing what to cut and what not

Thomas's plot, one I had never seen before. A proper ›clos‹, a parcel surround by walls

Thomas's plot, one I had never seen before. A proper ›clos‹, a parcel surround by walls

Me, preparig for the distribution of pallets of manure

Me, preparig for the distribution of pallets of manure

Pallets of manure (horse, cow, chicken)

Pallets of manure (horse, cow, chicken)

The gasoline tank has arrived

The gasoline tank has arrived

Thomas adding wine to his self-made vinegar

Thomas adding wine to his self-made vinegar