Wednesday, August 15, 2012
We have moved again, and one of the features of the house that we really love is the raised deck along the south side of the house. The previous owners were avid urban farmers and one of their ventures is the grape vine that grows out of a 2 ft. x 2 ft. (no joke) brick planter bed by the garage door, which is on a watering system. The vine has been trained to grow up two stories and over the top of the arbor, which is about 20 ft. long and 12 ft wide. It's really quite impressive. With the large pine trees that border the lot, we get a first hand perspective of all the birds who stop to preview the situation and then swoop in to nibble on the fruit. When the temps aren't too hot, we love reading the paper and eating meals out there. The down side? It's a little messy with all those birds and plant matter falling down this time of year, but, to me, it's well worth it.