but I did win some battles.
A few weeks ago I made a post about the critters getting all of our grapes each year. Well, this year it has been a little different. I did have to step up the defense with a live trap to even things out. After catching and relocating two opossums and three raccoons, we have had a harvest of sorts. We still find evidence each morning of nocturnal visitors, but they haven’t stripped the vines like in years past. Today was jelly making day.
A pot of purple and a pot of bronze.
The hardest part.
But it’s worth it in the end.
This is just a part of what Wanda did today. She had one jar that didn’t seal properly so I had the opportunity to give it the taste test after it had jelled. I give it an A+.
We still have lots of the bronze grapes on the vine. It appears the critters prefer the purple. I may gather most of the remaining ones tomorrow and try my hand at some wine making. I found a recipe for “real” scuppernong wine from 1880. Sounds interesting….jc