Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Look what I found growing on the chicken yard fence. Yep, those are little muscadines, a grape that grows semi-wild in much of the southern woods. I remember my dad's mother canning the most delicious jams from the muscadines growing in their woods. I planted seeds from some I had found at a local farmers' market on a visit to Mississippi years ago. The plants have been growing up the east side of the chicken yard for quite some time now, and yesterday they surprised me with this fruit they've been hiding away from me. I know it's only two tiny clusters, but they sure did make my heart sing!
I can't tell you how glad I am to be back home, in my own little place.

I'm always happy to go and to do what needs to be done.

But the best part is always coming back home where I belong.

Chloe says she's glad to get "her" room and window back!
Hope your day (or night) is simply wonderful.
Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

How fun to find a little surprise in the garden. Will you end up with enough to make some jelly or jam?

Susan said...

Now there's a grape I've not heard of. Nice and plump and are they sweet? Your yard looks lovely. It's always nice to get away but coming home is the best.

Margaret said...

Never heard of Muscadines are they like a muscatel? Muscatels are usually dried and in gift packs with almonds over here.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

How marvelous to find the Muscadines growing wild. I would love to discover some and make some jelly. You lawn and flowers are very pretty. Yes, there's no place like home. I also hope your mother lives a long and productive life. Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend.

Helen said...

Hi - thanks for visiting my blog and adopting Gina. I'm sure she'll enjoy her new life with you in your lovely home. Best wishes. Helen

Oiyi said...

Wow, thank you for telling me the name of those grapes! I have been buying them in China Town for a few years now and have never known what they are called. They tell me it's an Italian Grape. They also sell them in red and green. Very delicious.