The end of March was a bit too dramatic. Humphrey was surveying the space left for bottled stock, took a horrible fall and broke three vetebrae. He is now well on the mend thanks to splendid Bordeaux hospital and his own powers of recovery. He has to wear a brace for a while which the little girl at the doctors thought was a ninja turtle suit. Hoopoes arrived back from Africa. Meanwhile, in the quieter moments on the vineyard Matt and I continue with wires and tying down vines.
Sue Temperley writes the Wine and Wildlife blog.