Thursday began an early start to a busy weekend.
Sometimes I'm fooled into thinking that sage is just some boring ol' plant. Well, it sure showed me, as I was outside doing a little weeding!
I was actually just mosying past everything on my way to pull suckers and weed each grapevine. I don't know if you can see the clusters in these photos or not, but this first one shows what is available from a single trunked vine. A goodly amount...
But grape clusters grow from new branches on older wood, so the more older wood you have... sort of common sense here...
Did you know that the vine produce little tendrils of which some turn into clusters, and others just wind themselves around things to hang on for dear life?
Here's the work I had to do.
And here is my half way done point.
The kiwi vines are really showy with their bell shaped blossoms.
Later in the afternoon, Michael went off for more mulch while I processed about 2 hours worth of berries.
Here's about 1/3 of them.
Don't they look yummalicious?
These were destined to be Ladies Night strawberry shortcake later on in the evening.
Errands and a quick make-up class for Michael in which he was able to do some vaulting he'd not been able to practice for 18 months.
Then he went off with the guys for mens group and we ladies had some fun making a mess with home made cards.
And strawberry shortcake! A gift from God.