Zaragoza: Grape Plant Update

Happy Friday, everyone! I would love to tell you that my grapes are growing so well that I will be sending you all wine in the fall. However, my news is the opposite… I’m such a big Friday bummer.GrapesEaten

An animal ate all of Zaragoza’s grapes! Well, most of them — there is still one green one that may ripen and be the only surviving grape.GrapesEaten2

We’re not sure what got to them, but I was actually commenting on how great they looked this weekend (and how I needed to take a picture of them for the blog!). Then I looked over at the grape plant last night and saw that unfortunate sight above. Even though the bunch was smaller than last year, due to my poor second year pruning, they were healthier and seemed like they would make it to harvest. Now, we have to wait until next year… probably thanks to those dumb squirrels because I spiced up their bird food snack. REVENGE.

Since I am an eternal optimist and like to end things on a high note, I’ll share a fun little backyard update with you. While we may have lost the grapes this year, we have gained a bunch of fun succulent friends. Not only did we replant Clifford and surround him with new friends, we planted some succulent clippings from the large succulent crate (which is really flourishing!) to new small pots and added a cute, rustic pitcher with an awesome aloe plant to the area.NewSucculents

Also, our grass is slowly getting greener, after almost dying completely during the heat wave and our vacation a few weeks back. So things are on the up-and-up for our backyard, despite the grape setback. We plan to spend much of the weekend out there, grilling and kicking up our feet. It has been a really stressful but good first week of class (more on that next week I hope!) so I have earned a relaxing weekend! I hope you do the same… have a great weekend! :)

P.S. Apparently, I have a strange habit of naming large plants and talking about them like they are humans. I’m not sorry about it.



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4 Responses to "Zaragoza: Grape Plant Update"

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  1. Ashley

    July 22, 2013 at 6:54 am

    That blue pitcher is a great find!

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    • Erika

      July 22, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Isn’t it? I have to give Walker credit for that one! :)

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  2. Amy@BR

    July 22, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Aw, man. I was totally counting on free wines from you this fall. ;)

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    • Erika

      July 22, 2013 at 10:05 am

      You and me both! Such a bummer. :(

      Reply

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