The 100 degree week* has done amazing things to my Concord grapes. The whole freaking yard smelled like a jelly sandwich. So I grabbed the scissors and fought the spiders** and a few wasps and managed to get, after sorting, about 8# of almost quarter-sized grapes, while leaving plenty for the birds. So it looks like a big, fat batch of jelly tomorrow. Maybe the last of the year for sure this time.
Except that the lovely and gracious Rogue, who has put away 5 cases of applesauce in the past week, just brought in another 10 gallons of fat, juicy apples that are dying to become jelly as well.
* About the only one we've had here this year, I'm happy to report.
** Spiders last about 5 minutes in the deep freeze. I gave them 24 hours just so they knew I'd won.