Grape Vines With Lights

Prairie Yard Garden Growing Grapes

(gentle music) Prairie Yard Garden is a production of the University of Minnesota Morris in cooperation with Pioneer Public Television. Closed captioning is provided by Mark and Margaret YackelJuleen in honor of Shalom Hill Farm, a nonprofit rural education retreat center in a beautiful

prairie setting near Windom in southwestern Minnesota. Shalom Hill Farm, shalomhill Did you hear that a new crop is appearing on the prairieé Growing grapes has created an interest among a few individuals who like the challenge of adapting it to our region. Join me on Prairie Yard Garden as we visit a vineyard to learn about the process and challenges

of growing grapes on the prairie. (soft lighthearted music) A new crop has appeared on the prairie: growing grapes And today I have Florian Ledermann with me who's been involved with the process for the last four to five years. Florian welcome to the show and tell me, how did you get interested in growing grapesé ^We got interested actually at the

University of Morris's Horticultural Night. We sat down in a tent and learned that the university just released four new varieties of grapes that are actually coldhardy. And before that, I always kind of figured grapes were the crop that just kind of came up and never really bore and died every winter and died back. So that's what spiked our interest.

And so that very nextspring, we bought five. And they survived and I did a little more research and decided to go with an acre. And a year later, another acre so we ended up with 1,350 vines as a result of that little adventure in Morris. Larry That's interesting. 1,300 vines, how long does it take you

to put all those in the groundé Florian We used family labor. (Florian laughs) So we had, it took us, I think probably when we were planting, it took us about threedays to put one acre in. That would be for the planting. The posts and the trellis system and everything

The Best Me Hungry Lights Collab

I'm in the dark I'm in my head Am I too far from where it endsé and can it endé I'm feeling red not feeling this That feeling that

holds like a noose on the neck of the grape vine Take my time for my redemption, Kick the hands on the clock back Tick that tock like I'm bad And Waltz like I'm dead And fight like I'm too fucked up to ever fight back

Nah I ain't sayin' I'm a soldier I couldn't have told you I'll try again when I'm a little bit older I'm too caught up in the winds of my recession To care about that needless shit My complexion is fading the ship has been sailing

off the cliff for ten years If you told me the same thing Just a couple months ago I wouldn't have made it Nah, I was too far gone from entertaining The kings and queens and now I'm feelin' some hostility

a great divide Put my head into the ceiling The feeling isn't mutual there's no neutral The words behind the screen can't shoot ya Welcome home I don't know why it's been so long Though I can't do everything again the same

I'll still be the best me I can be I wish you told me I wasn't at the top of your agenda I wouldn't have held back, In the end no one's havin' any faith in me But they'd be placing me next to a shooting star And I seem so far away And out of reach don't be afraid

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