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
SKYRIM COUNTDOWN 10 Days
On the planet Nirn lies the continent and Empire of Tamriel Lately, although mostly united by a single Emperor, Tamriel is split into several unique regions. One of these regions is the cold andmountainous Skyrim, home of the Nords. The Nord did not always inhabit these lands though as they arrived from a continent even further north
called Atmora. Atmora was at the time in bloody civil war and the Nords, led by a man named Ysgramor escaped their former home to find a more peaceful dwelling. When they arrived to Tamriel they found that the land was not uninhabitedbut that the elven race called the Aldmer or the Elder Folk, were living prosperously here.
While the Aldmer, who later came to be the Dunmer, Altmer and Bosmer that we know of today, were welcoming at first, the continued immigration from the north was starting to threaten the elven race, and it wasn't long before the night fell that was later rightfully named, the Night of Tears.