Mudlark and Guttersnipe Make Raisins

 

 

Climbing the Vine

Mudlark and Guttersnipe climbed a vine…

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Glorious Grapes

…all the way up to the fruit!

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Grapes

Burgeoning with grapes…

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Many Grapes

…all at the peak of perfection!

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Bunches of Grapes

Bunches and bunches of them.

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Boxes of grapes

We picked about 45 pounds…

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picking off stems

Mudlark and Guttersnipe helped remove every single grape, and pluck out its stem…

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Stems of grapes

…it was a huge job!

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Waiting

The grapes get dehydrated for 48 hours…

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Half done

…but they couldn’t resist testing them early!

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6 thoughts on “Mudlark and Guttersnipe Make Raisins

  1. Ah, Guttersnipe and Mudlark make the job of dehydrating a good deal of grapes look very simple…what a bounty you’ll have once done. Any idea what 45 pounds of the grapes yields in dried raisins?

    • We think home made raisins are SO yummy, and worth the trouble of all the de-stemming, which is very tedious unless you have help and company like Guttersnipe and Mudlark! I don’t know what the dried weight or volume will be…I will try and make note of it!

    • Yes, they are very small and the grapes were very large…it was quite a help to have them though, if mostly for the company! The vine is in the garden of friends, who were very generous (or possibly very tired of processing grapes)!

  2. what glorious photography!! And what a bounty of grapes…and you are making raisins!!! This is just extraordinary! I am just smiling and smiling!!

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