Concord Grapes

What a breathtakIng day to process concord grapes!

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There is nothing like being kissed by the dew from an early morning fog nestled amongst the mountains.

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This year yielded a beautiful crop of grapes–thanks to friends who share!

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After taking the grapes off the stems and washing them, it’s off to the canning factory we go!

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We used the majority of grapes to can homemade grape juice.

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Then cooked and ran the rest of the grapes through the juicer to remove seeds and skins.

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The next step is to strain the juice and can it, to make homemade grape jelly at a later time (it’s to die for!).

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We returned home to the most amazing sunset. It was just as glorious as the morning fog!

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Enjoying the fruits of our labor. There is nothing more refreshing and delicious as the treat of an ice cold glass of homemade grape juice! Isn’t the color beautiful?
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Oh Glorious “Barn Quilt Raising” Day!

About a year and a half ago, I started painting a barn quilt. These are not just for barns anymore. They are highly popular and there are many barn quilt trails across the United States.

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Adding a frame to the back for a stability (to keep it from warping) and eye appeal.

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I have a new addiction for power tools! I have used an electric table saw in the blacksmith shop and used a few more power tools on this project.

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Thanks to hubby for all his hard work!

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“Farmers Fancy” is the name of our block. Of course, I picked the most complicated one to paint!