Monday, September 28, 2009

getting the last of the grapes

We have a big grape arbor on our property and we knew they were the type of graper perfect for juicing and jelly making. What we didn't know was just how many grapes there were going to be. A lot. All I can say is wow. We picked the last of the grapes this weekend, and they are all juiced and just waiting to be put into jars and processed.

The minute Craig headed for the grape arbor, Finn was right behind him, ready to help as much as his little 2 year old self could.

The grapes, all purple and Concord-y. Like I said, there were a lot of these.

Craig had to do all of the picking because there were spiders in the grapes leaves. And I'm a big sissy.

We ended up filling this sink basin three different times with all of the grapes.

Noah was a great help, and we finished rinsing and sorting the grapes in no time.

Having two steam juicers going at once made it go so much faster.

We got 27 quarts of grape juice from the first round we picked.

 Now to process the second crop we juiced...

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