The old equipment shed is leaning pretty badly these days, and I think the grapevine is actually responsible for the shed still standing. This vine was growing by the house before we built the log room and deck. We had to move it and it struggled for the first two or three years in its new location.
But not any more. Now it's like the eggplant that ate Chicago, sprawling over the ground and up the building.
It is also full of grapes. Look at them hanging near the building's roof. If we can keep the black rot at bay we will have plenty of grapes for jelly, juice, and maybe even wine--who knows?
These are just concord grapes, not a fancy variety but they are certainly healthy at the moment. For the past few years we've not had many grapes because of the black rot, but perhaps this year we'll get lucky. We also have some Niagara and some Catawba grapes, but they don't yield like the old standard.
Does anyone have a good grape recipe to share? We just might need it this year. Or a recipe using grape leaves? Seems like I made something with them a few years back but now I can't remember what it was.