Posts Tagged "harvest"

Tiny Baby Grapes

»Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Blog, Heartfelt Treasures | 1 comment

Sitting here on a beautiful summer day under the sprawling grape vine, I am amazed how quickly and vigorously it has grown since we arrived at the new B&B in April. First, it was just tiny little green threads and tendrils immerging through the weathered old wood of the aged trunks. Then as if almost like magic, leaves emerged followed by tiny “baby grapes.” Then the vines stretched and reached out to wrap around anything and everything within its reach, even itself. Now I sit here and ponder, “what kind of grapes these are?” Wine grapes? Concord grapes like my grandmother had on her arbor next to the shed? We discuss what we will do with them depending on which variety emerges. It would be fun to celebrate the “first wine” tradition that we enjoyed in...

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Tuesday @ Ten: Gathering God’s Goodness

»Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Heartfelt Treasures | 7 comments

Tuesday @ Ten: Gathering God’s Goodness

It’s a family day out. A day to put aside the stresses of work and just enjoy spending time together. We are heading out to gather up a day of memories. Heading out to gather some of God’s summer goodness so we can preserve it for the coming dark, cold winter months. We start by driving to a friend’s farm up in the mountains of the Columbia River Gorge. We chat about a variety of topics as we bounce along on dusty dirt roads. We talk about everything from “what’s on the schedule for the week” to “what type of building provides the best defense in case of a zombie attack”. We finally reach our destination. We gather our buckets and tumble out of the car. The coolness of the morning is giving way to the warmth of the summer sun. There is no breeze today and we know...

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