Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Fruit of the Vine

This past weekend we had a houseful of jelly makers. Jimmy brought 25 pounds of grapes from a friend's vines. Pam and Jill came to help, and brought some friends. Hannah was here for the weekend. Kathy headed up and coordinated the proceedings, producing over 50 jars of jelly. Plums from our back yard were also picked and turned into jelly.

Here's Jimmy harvesting the grapes.

Washing the grapes.

Weighing the grapes.

Jimmy crushing the grapes.

Jill gets into the act.

Pam at the stove.

Grapes simmering on the stove.

Straining the juice.

Makin' jelly!

Helpful Hannah helping.

Kathy with the first grape juice.

The first batch.

Prune hands!?!

The bottom line: A great time was had by all, and the results will make great gifts and tasty treats for a whole bunch of people.
Note: All the pictures in this post were taken with Jimmy's iPhone—amazing. I "lifted" them from his Facebook album, but with his permission!

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Loved seeing these on facebook and loved seeing them here !!! Can't wait to taste the jellied fruits of their labor when we get there !!!!