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Mechanical Pre-Pruning Machine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Here are some pictures of a mechanical pre-pruning machine that Steve Borra from Borra Vineyards sent to me.
He was pre-pruning the Cabernet Sauvignon. See the long canes before and the short canes that are left after the machine goes through,leaving the short canes for the men to select just the right fruiting cane that is pruned back to a 2 bud spur for this years crop.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 June 2008 )
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Grape Vine Pruning Principles and Demonstration PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Sunday, 10 February 2008

Pruning is the first and most important process of the season for managing a grape vine’s productive, vigor, and long-term health

When: Saturday March 29, 2008 1:00 pm to approx. 4:00 pm

Where: 2 Matterhorn Ct.O’Fallon MO 63366

Instructor: Paul Hendricks, Master Gardener, long time grape grower and winemaker.

 

Fee: $20 per person, which goes to support the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens and Vineyard on the University Extension Center grounds in St Peters MO.  Master Gardeners is a volunteer program supported by the University of Missouri.

 

Phone (636) 970-3000 to register

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 June 2008 )
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Grape Growing Class PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Sunday, 10 February 2008

Grape Growing Class

For anyone interested in starting a vineyard, or a few vines in the back yard, or just learning about grapes.

Where: University Extension, 260 Brown Rd, St. Peters MO 63376. Demonstration vineyard on site.

Instructor: Paul Hendricks, Master Gardener and long time grape grower and winemaker

When:Part I  Saturday Feb 23, 9 a.m. to noon (3 hours) Part II Saturday March 1st, 9 a.m. to noon (3 hours)

Cost is $20 for each class, second family member is $10.  All proceeds from these classes will go to support the St. Charles Master Gardener’s Demonstration Gardens, Orchard & Vineyard

Register: call 636-970-3000

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 28 June 2008 )
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Air Force Eye Hand Coordination Test PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Friday, 01 February 2008

THIS IS TOUGH!!!!!


It will drive you nuts!!  Have fun!


The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls.

If you can go longer than 18 seconds you are phenomenal.  It's been said that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.

Give it a try but be careful...it is addictive!!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 February 2009 )
 
Wine Word Scramble PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Friday, 01 February 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here is a word scramble.  Not very hard

 

Click on this link to open up in a word document:  wine_puzzle

    
Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 February 2009 )
 
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