Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Friday, May 21, 2010

I heard it through the grapevine

It is a rainy Friday in Fabius for Skywatch Fridays, but a lull brought Willow and I a chance to explore how the vines at Corey Lake Orchards are doing.  And here you see that all is well, despite a couple frosty mornings in the last two weeks.  Can you see the tiny clusters of grapes in the making?  Reaching for the sun that wasn't there today.
(Remember you can always click on the photo to enlarge it!)
Here is a better view, without the cloudy sky, of two more clusters.


  1. There is something quite magical about the long lines of grapevines in the rolling hills. Not wanting to rush the summer but anticipating the fruits of the vine :)

  2. great scenery!

    Mine's up. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. I see grapes starting to bloom. Hope a very good harvest this year. Happy weekend!


  4. Helen - do you know what the variety of the grape is? Are these grapes grown for eating or winemaking?

  5. Louis, these grapes are headed for either grape juice or jelly, processed just a little west of here in Lawton at the Welch's plant. BUT, and again just west of here, lots of wine grapes are raised. You can check out all our wineries at Michigan Wines: http://www.michiganwines.com/page.php?menu=maps