Just Now In Crete - September

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Just Now In Crete - September

Postby Clio » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:09 pm

Τρύγος time – vendange, grape harvest. Despite the prosaic, utilitarian and unglamorous accessories, the concrete treading tanks, battered crates and plastic barrels, it’s still nature at its most beautiful and bountiful. Τρύγος is a wagon weighed down with mounds of dusty green grapes, swaying, homing, into the sunset. The purple spurt of the first μόυστοσ, the raw sweet grape juice. The terse greeting shouted from one farmer to another: “Τρύγησες?” “Πάτησες?” Have you picked (your grapes)? Have you trodden (them)? Mellow fruitfulness, the sweetest time of the year.

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Postby chalky » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:51 pm

Ahhh one of the many reasons we love the Greek Islands and the Greek/Cretan people. I remember that time of the year so well from when we lived in Cyprus (Army). On a more serious note them roads get sooooo slippy now with all the grape juice. Let's be careful out there folks lololol

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Postby Carolina » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:43 am

Just now in September .. we have the first rains. Looking forward to more rain this week - we certainly need it.

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Postby Kyrstyn » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:21 pm

Wondering if the heavy rains they had in the east last week had any negative effects on the harvest, or had the majority of grapes already been picked?

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