18 August 2017

April was the Cruellest Month




At this time of year Philippe’s vines are usually heavily laden with bunches of grapes, ripening in the August sunshine ready for next month’s vendage.  This year, although the vines are looking verdant and lush, there are no grapes.  The peach trees in the background are bare of fruit too.  This is all due to the cruel frost we had in the Spring; the local vineyards were badly hit.

  
Our dessert grapes on the barn wall were protected from the frost and I am hoping we will have some grapes for the girls when they arrive next month.




18 comments:

  1. Our decorative non-eating Grapes have again excelled themselves, and at present we have a glut of Peaches. Just put out some more Tomatoes to sun-dry; looks like they may have to cloud-dry instead.

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    1. It's gone very dark and cloudy, should be more sunshine about tomorrow.

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  2. So there is no hope for any grapes developing on the vines now? That's a shame, if so. A few years back, apple orchards in my general area suffered from a late snow. I'd love to grow grapes on my property, but would need some kind of a structure for them to grow on. -Jenn

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    1. Not until next year for Philippe's vines.

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  3. Everything is looking beautiful and welcoming for your daughters' return home. The passiflora is lovely.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. I can never resist taking photos of the passiflora, the flowers fascinate me.

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  4. Georgia lost almost its entire peach crop this year because of a late frost.

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  5. People who work for a monthly salary and get it whatever should be grateful.

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  6. sorry, hopefully next year will be better!

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    1. I don't ever recall this happening before in the 17 years we have been here.

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  7. It all looks so lovely and warm and peaceful.

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    1. No peace with Rick barking and Philippe chain sawing logs!

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  8. Lovely photos, and I particularly like your little dining area. Looks as though wherever Rick goes he takes his tennis ball. Strange how so many dogs love them above all other toys - all ours have.

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    1. He adores his tennis ball, he's not interested in any other toys.

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