Friday, September 15, 2006

Backwoods vineyard

Last fall, I noticed little bunches of raisins high up in a tree along the driveway. I carefully untangled the network of vines and brought them down to a workable level. This is a photo of the first cluster cut from its vines this year.

I plan to propogate seedlings from this monster vine later this fall, and plant them at the base of the deck. In a few years, we should have ample shading in the summer from its leaves, a batch of wine from its grapes, oven-baked stuffed grape leaves, and wood for the smoker in the winter. Oh the promises of the future!


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