Monday, September 25, 2006

Pathetic harvest

The above is the total grapes pulled off of the old vines this year. It represents approximately 1/44th of what we picked last year.

We had a very late frost, and the grape blossoms were badly hit. I feel awful about the rest of the county (grapes are one of the big crops here). This frost also got my lovingly coddled okra, broccoli, cauliflower, and some tomato seedlings. The wisteria also got fried. Ah well.

So we drank the whole quart of juice squeezed from the harvest last night and this morning. Num. No jam this year, though; guess we'll have to hold on to those quarts downstairs.


Carol said...

You did better than I did! But I know the feeling of all that work and little to show for it. Doesn't keep us from trying again, does it?! :-)

El said...

You're so right, Carol. I am sure my last words will be "Well I will try that in my garden next season."