What was I doing out in the garden you ask? I started off planting some new native plants we picked up over the weekend. Then, looking up for the umpteenth time at the neighbors' horrific grape vines, and being annoyed for the umpteenth time that they do nothing to maintain the, in my opinion, noxious weed, I rolled up my sleeves, got out the ladder and loppers and started hacking away. I wish I had taken a before photo so that you could be appropriately impressed with how dutifully I freed our fence and the other neighbor's holly tree. This shot of our huge yard waste roll cart will have to do!
|You can see the grape vine clump on the other side of the fence, which appears to take up their entire yard!|
Okay, okay, so what does this have to do with VeganMoFo? Grapes! In the process of warring with the neighbors' grapevine, I collected a big box worth of grapes. For now I leave you with a photo of the grapes. Perhaps tomorrow I'll have the finished product. Can you guess what I'll be making with all these grapes?
|Why yes, very fresh. Interestingly, both varieties taste the same!|
It was a beautifully crisp and sunny fall day today, so I was happy to be outside, even when picking through the uneven ground and leaf litter below me to find every last scrap of grape. Did you know grapes (and raisins!) are extremely toxic to dogs? Our dogs don't. I'm hoping I didn't miss any grapes out there!