The Grapes Of Wrath

So I know y’all have been anxiously awaiting word on how Bingley Vineyards were doing. When we got back from Alaska things were looking pretty good

The grapes were growing nicely and starting to deep purple-ize. I’m not sure why about 1/4 of them seemed to abort, though. Any idea, Suzette?
Anyhow, early in September I was hoping to gather enough grapes to make some cabernet franc preserves once they ripened sufficiently, but alas the remnants of various tropical storms blew through and I sort of forgot about my grapes…much to the Yellow Jackets’ delight

You see that little bugger in the center who’s actually inside the grape? Bastard! The grapes were so sweet and tasty that the bees left me…well, nothing

Ah well. Next year I guess I need to invest in some bee traps and some type of netting.
And if anyone knows how to properly prune vines I will gladly take some advice; I want these babies to produce next year.

3 Responses to “The Grapes Of Wrath”

  1. nightfly says:

    Darned shame, man. “Bingley Reserve ’08” has a nice ring to it.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Thanks, mojo; I’ll take a peek at that.

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