Tag Archives: Grapes

Grapes’ Gripe

What does one do when the squirrels are once again toying around and simply destroying your grapes, not giving them a chance to ripen? Is there a reason why Ma Nature created these destructive beings?

My daily morning find *ggrrr*

Bagging my tomatoes to prevent critter damage has been successful so far, so in desperation, I have decided to bag some of the grapes which I have spotted and are within my reach. Will the bags act as camouflage to their visual perception?

Bagged grapes

Bags galore

In case any reader knows of better ways to outsmart those darn squirrels, please offer advice/share information with this bag lady.


Grapes along our South Border

Last year we built a trellis for our Carlos Bronze Muscadine grapes and the county clean-up crew came and chopped off all our 1 year old Grapes. We didn’t know if  it was from ignorance or …. ‘blindness’. We didn’t judge.

Our grape trellis with the grapevines growing.

Our grape trellis with the grapevines growing.

Those Muscadine Grapes are growing/vining again, fast, so we had no choice but to create a border that is screaming its presence.

Red ribbons tied

Red ribbons tied

The LOUD Bordker Marker

The LOUD Border Marker


We are determined to save our Muscadine Grapes this year so we went 1 step further today. We actually marked the border of our property with a “loud” indicator of sort.

It’s physically there, so it screams our border. Right?

I even had to hang a tag, just in case, with an English/Spanish message.


It speaks Loud and Clear, I think.

It speaks Loud and Clear, I think.

Yes, we are getting desperate with all this  unannounced and unnecessary cutting of supposedly county land.

More to be done tomorrow when the clean-up crew is resting. It’s very unfortunate that county officials are so “edible gardening” ignorant/unfriendly.


Muscadine Grapes are ripening!

Yeah!!  August is around the corner & the grapes are showing signs of ripening. I had wondered ~  if there’s all this talk about global warming, shouldn’t they be ripening sooner?

Only just beginning to ripen...

Only just beginning to ripen…

Green, green grapes of home.

Green, green grapes of home.

The volume of fruits hanging from our back arbor is double that of last year so I’m keeping my fingers crossed and wondering… will we be able to knock up a couple of bottles of Muscadine wine perhaps? 😀