In July, we are amazingly welcomed with a guard of honor (Spalier auf Deutsch) formed by the grapevines! Come on in, walk through it, softly let your hands touch these stunning plants and feel the joy.
How do you do now after the bath in the lushness of the vineyard in July?
Green lushness and growing grapes are what makes the vineyard spectacular this month. If you haven’t seen the other months, I warmly recommend to check them out, starting in February, March, April, May, June.
The grapes have grown just a little bit since June. Like the grapevine itself, the fruits also take their time to become the delicacies we produce wine out of. And for some time to come, you can not even tell whether they are becoming grapes for white or red wine. They are all green. Of course, the winegrower knows exactly where he grows which variety. But the layperson can not tell. So let yourself be surprised of this development in the coming months. For now enjoy what is.
Elsewhere on the farm nature produces even more goodies such as apples, pears, cherries, quince, and maize.
The rooster and hens on the Lindenhof are freely ranging, indeed, and so you can find eggs pretty much everywhere. Sometimes on a stack of hay in the barn :0). I was giddy with joy when I stumbled over this one. It felt like a real Easter find – even though it is July – as we traditionally look for Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies on Easter Sunday ;-).
Let us walk around the farm a little more.
Dear readers, thank you so much for being here and following my exploring of the Earth’s abundance. My series on grapevines has sparked so wonderful feedback and I feel that this plant especially is such a beautiful symbol of reaching out and growth. Grapevines reach out with their tendrils (Ranken auf Deutsch) and hold on to what they reach in order to grow even better.
Let us reach out for each other more often, too, and hold on to our innate kindness and love.