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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A really grape day!

Today Ian had the day off, so after Nora's nap we went out to visit Carl, a fellow farm volunteer. He had offered to share the remainder of his grapes with us, and my plan was to try to make grape jelly if we found enough of them.

The girls and I had a ball in the grape arbor with him while Ian swatted bugs and took photos. Fiona delighted in using scissors to cut bunches of grapes down. She also liked to pick dried-up grapes "for the birds". Nora was enjoying picking warm, plump grapes and popping them into her mouth as expediently as possible.

Next Carl took us on a tour of his absolutely amazing gardens, orchard, and property. We tucked some eggplants and some persimmons--wow-- into our backseat. Nora even got to pet a kitty! We once again extend our heartiest thanks for the wonderful afternoon. At the end of the day, when asked what her favorite part of her day was, Nora said with conviction, "Gwapes!"

When we still hadn't made jelly at midnight, Ian and I knew it was time to give up for the night, but we did get 8 cups of juice-- 3 cups more than we needed for a batch of jelly! Not bad for the last grapes of the season, I think. Hopefully I'll manage to get some more pictures of us working on jelly together tomorrow. I know the girls will be sad to awaken to already-made grape juice. Well, mostly sad...


At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the grape-mushing. Yum.



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