I'm seeing a lot more new growth on the vines out in the vineyard now. I was surprised a couple of weeks ago, when the morning temperatures were at or even below freezing, that the people who own and tend the vineyard didn't set out bougies anti-gel (smudge pots) or burn bales of straw around the edges of the vulnerable vineyard parcels to ward off the cold. I understand now that their strategy must have been to let this year's first set of leaf buds freeze because it was early in the season and the grapevines would have time to start over again. And they have. Here are some close-ups of the new leaves that have appeared on the vines.
Unfortunately, weather forecasts for the next 10 days call for morning lows in the mid-30s F (as low as 3ºC) and chilly afternoons... We won't be taking our tomato and zucchini seedlings out of the greenhouse for a while yet. I might get my kale planted, though. Kale isn't much bothered by cold weather.