At some point during the cider making process I wandered over to the nearby Grape vine to see if there were any Grapes left. Dad had mentioned to me earlier that he had picked the Grapes and made Grapejuice, but I was hoping there were some left in the hard-to-reach places....and I wasn't disappointed!
I had Ben and Emily pick a few so they could taste some grapes fresh off the vine....
I told them to wallow the Grapes around in their mouths and then spit out the peelings and seeds.....
I heard Ben say something like, "WOW!...these grapes are so sweet.....and they don't taste like anything I've ever tasted before!" I told him that it wasn't surprising..... that the vine was very old.... that it's an heirloom variety.....and that the Grapes you buy at the grocery store have been hybridized over and over for premium shelf life and appearance so they taste completely different. My Dad says that the vine has been growing there for longer than he can remember.
So the kids got enthused and started clipping and clipping and they ended up clipping about 15 gallons of Grapes and my Dad helped them make Grape juice!
Fresh Grape Juice is so delicious!
My parents have 4 great-grandchildren....they are all my Brother's grandchildren....which makes them my greats! The greats call me GAL (aka Great Aunt Lori).
On cider-making day they could be found all over the farm.....under, on top of, and running through!
And Gramma-Great was the official baby holder....
They're pretty great!