Several months ago, while in church, I was sharing with a friend my longing for access to free grapes, come grape season. She suggested I put an ad for "WANTED: GRAPES" in the paper, but I never did do it. I was lazy and pessimistic and allowed that pessimism to force me to go without.
This week, that same friend called and told me of her friend who was looking to rid their vines of access grapes. Like 200 POUNDS access grapes! She also told me that she had ANOTHER friend, who was looking to get rid of canning jars. You can just imagine how ECSTATIC I was!!! Both friends, though seperate, lived about 45-50 minutes away but I was able to work it out that I hit both stops at once.
The jovial man thought highly of Corynn and helped her fill her basket several times. I couldn't believe how friendly and generous they were. I truly felt like I could have stayed there all day just visiting with them!
After that, we picked up the canning jars-FIVE paper bags full of them to be precise. Good thing too, because now I have jars to PUT the grapes in. We picked probably 50 pounds worth. That will be a lot of juice! Maybe, I won't have to buy ANY juice this coming year.
Wouldn't THAT be a wonderful thing?!?