The grapes are all done now and Norman has cleansed up under the grapes. I have always looked at the grapes from right in the grapes or from down hill and looked at other vineyards from the road but yesterday when we came home I really looked at our grapes and was amazed- mine are just as good and look just as professional as any bodies, not as big maybe but just as good .
Don’t they look like a true vineyard? The red box on the right is one of my sweet potato boxes. I have never had any luck growing sweet potatoes and read about planting them in a box and decided to try it so I have two of these boxes and the vines look good I just hope they are storing up nice sweet potatoes in the boxes.
These are the two boxes we did today. I am now waiting for the second load to cool enough to open the pressure canner then will do the last two quarts of spaghetti sauce and four quarts of tomato juice. Aren’t these tomatoes perfect looking? And only $6 a 25 pound box!! I think I am the luckiest person on earth! There was one rotten tomato way down in the bottom, all the rest were perfect. Tomorrow we will do the last two boxes and that will make about 120 quarts done this year and that will have to do. Merry Christmas.
Down the side of the house the black eyed susans are still blooming. This is taken from the grape arbor and the blue berries are just beyond the grapes going down the hill. It is the perfect place for both as it is so steep the rain drains off the gardens and keeps their roots watered but never sitting in water and this year we have had plenty!!
This comes from Rosemary, Thank you for the heads up. I enjoyed the article. This is the first time I have seen Uncle Hiram. I will keep this picture with my family pictures and will send one on to Nancy along with the article.
This is the other picture I received today. This is big sister Dyhana and new baby Prem. These are two of the great grand daughters I am sewing for. You can see why I love sewing for them, aren’t they the cutes you ever saw?
Time to get back to the canning. Have a great day.