Elvis is one ball crazy dog and manages to find balls almost any and everywhere. Whilst pruning every now and again my rhythm is interrupted by stepping on a ball that Elvis had dropped at my feet.
The trick then is to throw it far enough to keep him occupied at least for a minute or two so I can get on with the work. And it is not exactly easy work. As you can see the vineyard is planted on a step slope making not only the pruning but walking up and down the rows of vines a good workout.