The grapes are coming on, and last week we started the Great Grape Get-Along.
Pick, pluck, press, process.
Right now I feel like I will be doing this clear until Christmas day.
But I dearly hope it won’t really take that long.
Cooler weather chased the wasps away, and traps took out the yellow jackets. You know what surprised me? With the yellow jackets gone, guess who came to call?
Honey bees! I don’t know enough about them to know if they were after the sugars or the water, but the vines positively hummed.
It was a beautiful song, let me tell you.
To make easier work of the juicing, we borrowed the family’s cider press, lined it with cheesecloth, and walla! We got about 2 gallons in 2 hours.
We took the remaining pulp, covered it with water, boiled it, and ran it through the food strainer. It made the prettiest purple! And will make for some awesome jam.