Vineyards have bloomed and those blossoms are now turning to beady green grapes. Vines are growing prodigiously. It's been a pretty magnificent spring with few threats from early spring frost or heavy rains that can cause mildew problems. Word is going around that it could be another great crop for Washington vintners.
After getting a taste of ripe grapes in my vineyard last fall, resident deer have decided to stick around until the next crop. As appetizers while they await their main course, they've discovered young grape leaves and vine shoots are much more delicious than leaves from the surrounding pear orchard, judging by clear evidence of their grazing.
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On the last Sunday of every month, there is a marvelous cross-cultural gathering of Missio Dei church members, homeless individuals and Latinos who have been involved in earning their citizenship through the efforts of Norma Gallegos of World Relief Spokane.
I spent an interesting couple of hours at Wenatchee’s Community Education Garden on Friday, as students from WestSide High School and SkillSource were doing some heavy lifting to help out the local Master Gardeners.