Saturday, October 1, 2011

stroll through the grape tunnel with me

almost everyone in king hill grows grapes. being that close to the snake river means extremely fertile soil and excellent conditions for growing just about any fruit--lots of apples, apricots, plums, etc--but the most common is grapes. this arbor stretches over part of a sidewalk in town, with three delicious grape varieties that are all perfectly ripe right now. the owner is fine with people coming and picking what they need--same goes for the vines behind the church, next door to rifka’s house. we picked this heaping plateful for our feast:

today my mom and i are going to glens ferry (a small town you drive through on the way to the even smaller king hill, about seven miles away) to tour carmela vineyards. we’re doing a story together--she writes, i photograph. and hopefully we both munch grapes.


GoneferalinID said...

Oh so lovely! I hope to have my own grape arbor one day.

Bee Girl said...

Wow. Absolutely gorgeous!