Farm Visit

We went to get grapes last night at a farm in Brookneal. We needed to move our grapes last year and since they were getting old and no longer producing very many grapes we went ahead and did it. A couple survived and we also planted some new ones. Neither produced this year.

The farm was very interesting. The house was one of those barn shaped homes with a balcony on the second floor. Very pretty. He had several old variety plants in the yard and various apple trees. As we were visiting we heard a donkey. When we first bought the farm, Andrew wanted a donkey. It was all he talked about and what he saved all his money for. We ask if we could see the donkeys!

Steve was sure all donkeys are mean, these were soooo friendly. They acted like dogs, wanting you to rub them and rubbing against you. He had Bethlehem donkeys. They are named this because they have a cross on their backs. The legend goes – the donkey that carried Jesus to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday followed Him to Calvary. Upset by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but was not able to leave. The shadow of the cross fell on the shoulders and back of the donkey. A cross marking found on many donkeys today remains a testimony of the love and devotion of a humble, little donkey.

We almost had Steve talked into letting us get one!! Time will tell. 🙂

The farmer also told me about a handy gadget he has called a Squeezo. It is a juicer that separates the skin and seeds from the juice. I put one of these on my birthday wish list.

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