Last night after work I went over to my friend Patty's house to pick grapes. I picked for and hour and a half. The grapes are very nice this year. It seemed early to me to be picking, as grapes around here aren't usually ready until September or so. Here is what I came home with! I added the 2 liter of Mt. Dew so that you could see how large the "bucket" was. My highly advanced/top of the line set up. Ha ha.
After a 25 minute bath.... they are ready to go! I got 20 quarts of juice last night and I only used the grapes in the white container! I have a whole "bunch" more to do today. I may venture into grape jelly or jam today along with some more juice. I stayed up until 2:45 this morning and the boys had me out of bed by 6:45. Sleep is overrated! I need to run to the store to get some more lids and some pectin. I used a very easy recipe that can be found here. I only added 1/4 c. sugar to each jar and I will still dilute the juice when I give it to the boys.