Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vinland the Good

In an effort to reduce the amount of fat around my kidneys, I hit the trail by the Bronx River, which lies within trebuchet range a uniped's arrow flight of my dwelling. While on the trail, I noticed that the wild grapes which grow in profusion around the region are now ripening.





One cannot determine the ripness of these pea-sized grapes by observing the color, the ripe ones have a yielding texture, and are easily plucked from the vine. Each has two or three seeds. I must have eaten a pound of grapes while I was out- I've been making dolmades from the leaves pretty much all foraging season, but this was the real "payday".

Seems like I'm not the only one who's been praying for rain so the grapes grow, here's The Lurkers channeling Cousin Dino from Ohio:





I'll post a picture later- right now, I'm heading out to the local brewery to get my growler filled. Maybe I should have titled the post "Beerland the Good".

UPDATE: The picture of my delectable little grapes has been posted.

7 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm doing the same, BBBB.

I was at 181 lbs on the visit to the doctor yesterday, which is a big improvement to the 195+ I was dragging around this winter.

(Said visit resulted in change number 4 to my high blood pressure medicine. Back in April it was determined that 195/160 was sub-optimal. Or hyper non-optimal...)
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Smut Clyde said...
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TruculentandUnreliable said...

Your bike riding and food foraging and growler filling are making me jellus.

That is all.

Another Kiwi said...

Nice looking little grapes. Havr you evger fermented any?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Your bike riding and food foraging and growler filling are making me jellus.

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful... hate me because I'm bald as an egg!

Nice looking little grapes. Havr you evger fermented any?

AFAF? I have to say I haven't, though you are putting a notion into my big bald head.

Another Kiwi said...

I dunno what AFAF means. I am old and not cool

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I dunno what AFAF means.

I am oldish and not coolish...

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