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Friday, August 9, 2013

How Small Things Add Up

VIKLIT's CELEBRATION
It doesn't take much to make small things into something to celebrate. Here are some small things I'm celebrating today!

A few years ago I planted grapes, so they'd shade the pond in summer. Actually, the fish put in a request. So now I get fresh grape leaves for my dolmas and lots of grapes. After eating all we can, what then? Here's the story in pictures.

ON THE VINE

IN THE BASKET
IN THE JAR

33 comments:

  1. Okay Gary, scroll, scroll, scroll and scroll some more....

    Oh great, now I have to scroll back up to see what the posting was about. One moment. You can tap dance while you wait.

    Requests by fish? Such a balance in your world, Lee. From shady fish to grapes in jars. And I thought I had an exciting life.

    Grape post! Thanks for sharing!

    Your starstruckest fan,

    Gary

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    1. We've discussed this excitement in emails, but because I want others to know just how exciting my life really is, I'm replying here, too. Even the Queen is jealous of my lifestyle, you know.

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  2. Oh, I'm jealous! I bet this jam is fabulous. Great pics. :)

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    1. We're running out of bread. Off to the store or just use spoons.

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  3. That's a lot of grapes.
    Now I know my mind is on vacation - I read that you painted a lot of grapes...

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  4. All that deliciousness fresh from the vine. :-)

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  5. I wish we had grapes. We had several vines when I was a kid and I'd eat them by the bowlful.

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  6. I bet they taste wonderful, though, and I second Julie's thoughts about the jam! Happy Friday, =)

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  7. Wow, looks great. Nothing like growing/making your own food...even if it's something as simple as bread or jam :)

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  8. Yum!I love jam. I wish I could make good jam..Happy Friday, Lee! :)

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    1. If I can do it, anyone can. Simple as can be.

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  9. MMMMmmmmm, those look yummy!!! One of my all time favorite fruits!

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  10. Wow..the grapes look so great. My dad grows grapes... I haven't attempted them yet. I probably need somewhere for them to stretch across in the backyard:)

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  11. I need your address so I can come over and buy your batch!!! Haha ;)---

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  12. I need your address so I can come over and buy your batch!!! Haha ;)---

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    1. Let's talk! I've got the grapes this year.

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  13. I have never thought about planting grapes. What a wonderful treat- and so delicious. I hear they are fabulous frozen as a sweet snack. :) I wish I lived closer to enjoy some.
    ~Jess

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  14. Beautiful pictures and you're making my mouth water. At least you didn't have it in a bottle, you know, wine. :) Writer’s Mark

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  15. I love grapes! We have them all the time. I drank a bottle of fermented grape juice just last night.

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  16. Those bunches of grapes look amazing. I bet they're very satisfying to eat. An excellent thing to celebrate.

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  17. I love summer grapes. Yum! The jars of grape jelly are very cool. You're a real country girl! :-)

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  18. They look delicious and you did a great job helping them grow. Look at all the yummy things you did with them! Happy weekend.

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  19. Ooh they look delicious, yay to yummy grapes. Growing your own produce is the best.

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  20. Jam looks delish! And those grapes- I would make home under it!

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  21. Wonderful celebrations! I don't plan on eating any of those mosquito sandwiches, although my cat might take you up on that offer. I caught her eating a bug yesterday. ick!

    Love your grape story in pics!

    And BTW, I read The Princess of Los Pulgas last night and really enjoyed it!!!

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