October 16, 2011

The Grape North East

Hey Everyone!


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Wow, I almost forgot to tell all of you about this pawesome adventure my peeps had.  Unfortunately, it was done WOS (with out Sarge...ahem).  See, Frankie's mom, my Mamaw, likes to can yummy things.  She showed Mom and Dad how to easily can grape juice.  WELL, NOW...we all know that pooches cannot partake of such fruit, but my peeps really love it.  Luckily for us we live really close to some of the bestest Concord Grapes ever.  So, my peeps took off for North East (that's really the name of the city) several weeks ago when the grapes were perfect.  Up in the grape North East (get it?!?) they picked pawesome looking grapes.  They said they taste wonderful.  Then they got busy and made their grape juice.   (I was supervising.)

Wow, grapes as far as the eye can see!

Here's the Orchard.

Check it out!   45 cents per pound!   Cheap, I guess.

Dad's hand in the bunches!

Teeheehee  Those grapes got a bath!! BOL

Canning in progress.  Note, my treat jar in the back!

Yummy peep juice...made from grapes, not peeps! BOL

They had all these left over...for PIE!

Mom made two grape pies and a turnover from those leftover grapes and froze enough for three more.  That square dish is a peach cobbler she made from the peaches at that farm!  Now THAT was Sarge-approved so I got some and it was TOTALLY YUMMY!   Made up for all those grape things I couldn't have.  BOL  Anyway, there you go.  One peep adventure, and a peach adventure for me.

Don't forget today's the last day for Fivesibes Howl-o-ween Photo Costume Contest!

Don't forget the 10-22-11 deadline for Paranorwood!
Our furiend Norwood NEEDS MORE COSTUMES!
Come on, be's actually kinda fun.  I did it!

Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP


Anonymous said...

Mom and I are both drool drool drooling! Her for the grape yummies y'all made and me for oh I can't stand just looking at it! PEACH COBBLER! Those are the coolest lookin giant pots you have too! :D

Waggin at ya,

Mack said...

I have never had grapes before, but my mouth is drooling! They look so pretty!
Your peeps are in for some deliciousness!!!

Finn said...

YUM. Sorry that they went to North East WOS. I love that you even have a WOS expression. Hope they gave you your treat jar right away too!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD.... Your mom and dad made that grape juicy stuffs Just like my mom and dad did. AND my mom and dad got to drink some of YOURS when we were there last weekend... MY mom and dad said that YOUR mom and dad get an A+ fur juice canning! THEY said it was DEEEEEEELICIOUS.
BUTT they SHOULD have taken YOU with them... You could have CHASED CARS the entire way there and back!! I'm just sayin.

Boo21's Mom said...

What a lot of fun and work and yummy goodness to savor in the middle of winter!

Road Dog Tales said...

Mmmmm, we can almost smell those pies! Wish we could taste 'em! They look DE-LISH!

The Road Dogs

Stewey said...

Grape pie - how pawesomely cool is that!!

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello sarge its dennis the vizsla dog hay mmmmmm concord grapes!!! at leest that is wot mama and dada say i am not allowd to hav them!!! ok bye

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Sarge, we want to visit you and Mr Frankie cause you always have lots of good food stuffs. Mum wants to come too cause after five kids she is sick of cooking. Those pies looked the best. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Mom is droolin' over all da yummy stuff on your blog today! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sagira said...

We never heard of grape pie until we met Frankie and his mom. She brought one to one of our meet ups, yummy!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

All that can you stand it Sarge. We're droolin'. At least you could eat the peach cobbler!

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

It seems like so much work...butt me bets it tastes better then when da stores makes it! BWHahahahah


Two French Bulldogs said...

wow, awesome. The jam must be so delicious and fresh
Benny & Lily

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Peach Cobbler and Grape Pie and lots and lots of grape juice. Mom says after she finishes her visit at Frankie's, she is headed to yours. You all have lots of good stuff. Maybe we can hide in the back of the van so we can do zoomies with you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Berts Blog said...

Dang it all, I can't beleive all the foods that I am not supposed to eat and drink. My Vickie loves grapes and grape juice but we always have to have the store bought. I bet the homemade is so much better.

But I guess I'll never know.



Anonymous said...

Grapes always look so fun though!

Still, the peach cobbler looks pretty tasty! :D


Elaine Pritchard said...

Lovely pictures! The Boy Of The House made peach cobbler in school cookery lessons last week. What a coincidence! And it looked as good as your mom's (which looks VERY NICE!)

Love and licks, Winnie.

Adien Crafts said...

Afternoon Sarge Sir! Wow what a lot of grapes, and what a great place to go and pick them from. The grape pie looks delicious, our Momster has never heard of grapes used this way - what a fantastic idea, like you we would prefer the peach pie, now that looks like good nom nom's! Dex and Lou xxx

Anna the GSD said...

I think I'd rather have the peachy cobbler anyway! Mom and dad's "grape juice" comes in big bottles and they drink it with special "whine" glasses....BOL!

Kari in Alaska said...

Peach cobbler sounds better than grape pie to us!

Swing on by for a visit some time!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes Sarge that peach cobbler sounds the best to me too!!
I am with you Sarge!!
xx, Fern

Anonymous said...

OMD Sarge ALL those foods look really nom! But you are right the peach pie looks the Bestest! Save a bite for me and I will be right over!

woos, Tessa

Zona said...

Thank you so much for thinking of Miss Phoenix!! All of the good vibes helped!

I'm kind of shocked your peeps went to the grape making place without you but it was very much nice of them to share the peach cobbler with you! I bet that made up for the abandonment. BOL