The trellising team finished a few weeks ago, but the effects of tractor and trailer wheels on the bare land through the winter months are still to be seen. So one of the early jobs is to level out the headlands and the aisles, even though the ground is really too dry and hard to make it ideal. Not even the weeds are happy growing, and the earth looks more lunar like than Sussex Weald! Local farmer, Andrew, has done a great job of the headlands, and for the next two or three weeks, we’re running the vineyard tractor through the aisles with a harrow. Some rain would be helpful. And the hundreds of native hedging whips which have been planted would be grateful too. Tim Bennett’s rigged up a makeshift bowser to try to keep them alive.