Saturday, August 26, 2017

It Is That Time For Rodger Red Grapes Again

Taking a short break from making aprons, but I can't wait for this project to be completed, so that I can create the aprons that are all cut out. We will also be making green camouflage aprons for a business. I will post this later when this unfolds.

Every year around this time, we need to harvest our Rodger Red Grapes from our back yard. This year, our vines have produced a record number of grapes. I usually make grape jelly because the grapes have tiny seeds. When my husband had his first glass of fresh grape juice, he was hooked. Needless to say, people still ask about the homemade grape jelly. One story includes a little girl. The girl didn't like jelly. Her father put some of the homemade jelly on his little girl's pancakes. The little girl licked off the jelly and then asked her dad if she could have some more.

The grapes were harvested yesterday. Harvesting grapes is no easy task. Jason and I are wiped. Most of the grapes are hard to get without trimming the branches. Some of the grape vine branches are wrapped around large and small branches. I think that we got them. Lost a lot of grapes to the birds. Birds are not happy that we harvested the grapes.

Today, began the process of taking off all the grapes. It is a time consuming project for sure. Since I started late in the day, I only made it through two large bowls, but I have 3 more large bowls of grapes, just waiting for me to remove them from the vines. With only two bowls now completed, I managed to fill up a large soup pot.


  1. Wow, that does sound like a lot of work but definitely worth it. Enjoy!

  2. Yep....It is a lot of work. The jelly is well worth it, but hubby would rather have the juice. The juice will be all gone within a month. I wished that it last a longer. I am glad though, that it is only once a year. Apple harvest comes next.


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