Ruthie J's wild grape jelly that I went to the river trail after supper and picked wild grapes to make a batch myself. Our days are getting shorter, with sunset at about 7:50 PM, so I have to get out right away in the evening for a walk. I picked 3 pounds of grapes tonight and have cooked them, leaving them to strain overnight in the colander. So far, so good! I think I boiled out all the little spiders and earwigs that were hiding in the clusters of fruit. This is a truly organic experience. Two of our daughters came along, but they walked on well ahead with Dakota, leaving the strange middle aged woman with a camera around her neck and a bag of grapes in her hand to her own devices.
While things are very, very crisp and dry here due to our continuing drought, I did notice a number of cheerful yellow flowers along the trail.
I must leave the gold now and get back to the purple grapes which have stained my hands and my yellow shirt. A happy Friday and a good weekend to all!
Addendum- The wild grape jelly turned out well. Here is my modified recipe.