Monday, August 23, 2010
Purple and Gold
My kitchen is full of Concord grapes and small yellow pear tomatoes. I'm making wine. The carboy of peach wine is chugging along. Today, I started the grape wine, while some apple is fermenting nicely. I fully intend to try making yellow tomato wine, so cut up about a gallon to freeze while I finish the grape.
You can probably imagine how good the kitchen smells.
The Cherokee Purple tomatoes I grew from seed and put in the garden in June are now ripening. They are intensely purple-red and meaty inside. 'Tasty, too.
The grapes were a gift from friends. They are so ripe that I can't let them sit in the cooler too long or they'll go moldy. I hope to finish processing them tomorrow. We took over a peach pound cake as a thank you gift and sat and talked for a while after picking.
Rain has come and greened up the fields and lawns. It looks like we'll get another cutting of hay, thank goodness.
The big barn is getting all dug out and cleaned. Tomorrow promises rain and much cooler temperatures. At last.