Congratulations to all of you that correctly guessed that my voluntary work is at a vineyard! Within farmland, it is in a wonderful setting where I could see anything from alpacas to shire horses, chickens to sheep and pigs to goslings. The wildlife is abundant and I hope to have many photo opportunities over the coming weeks.
I am very excited by this community project. Apparently there hasn't been a vineyard here since medieval times. The vineyard will provide organically grown grapes including Bacchus and Pinot Noir to provide wine to consumers across London. As the wine will be organic we cannot treat the area with chemicals therefore we have to use a lot of hard graft weeding by hand. Unfortunately we will not see the fruits of our labour for another couple of years as the project is in its infancy.
This naughty saddle back piglet escaped out of his enclosure today and was running up and down between the rows of vines! Yes we have entertainment here too!