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Does this picture look familiar?

The picture above was stolen from “Nature Knitter Blog” (Sorry Ruth)!. But there is reason for me doing so (really there is a reason)! Ok, here is the story! While catching up on everyone’s blog postings . . . . last Tuesday Ruth did a post where she said “No time for a post tonight. See you tomorrow with jelly pictures!” And of course . . . . me being the dumb ass that I am . . . . I say “send a jar my way? Hmmm”!! Then on Wednesday Ruth posted this picture of her amazing Grape Jelly that she made!!  I really do need someone to sensor what I type because I was thinking with my stomach and said “Looks like the one on the far left wasn’t filled up all the way. You really shouldn’t save that one so please feel free to send it off this way! LOL!”. O – Ruth . . . . you sure are a sweetheart!! I bet you can’t guess what ended up in my mail box this evening?


The Lucky Mon@rch!!

Ruth . . . . Thanks so much for your wonderful gift! You really didn’t have to do this but since you did “YEAH!!”!!  I couldn’t have thought of any other way to thank you than by doing this post!!  ROCK ON!!
The video below is of a Raccoon gorging on some Wild Grapes! This video will be me tomorrow morning when I open the jar for my morning toast and then me heading off to work after eating the whole jar!

PS: If you have not headed over to Ruth’s blog . . . . you have to check out what she has mastered with her hummingbirds!

20 responses

  1. I can hear the raccoon smacking his lips- “Mmmm…yummy…grapey”
    Wait- that’s YOU!!

    11 September 2007 at 9:13 pm

  2. Hi Tom,
    You are most welcome. I hope you enjoy it.

    Those grapes weren’t too sweet right off the vine, but apparently Mr. Raccoon thought so….that was a funny video (no wonder you were nominated for “Best Animal Blogger”)

    11 September 2007 at 9:40 pm

  3. @ Lynne – he was such a ham to watch! Thanks and it was me eating the jam while holding the camera! LOL!
    @ Ruth – aww, thanks agian for sure! Thanks for your kind words!! THANKS THANKS THANKS!

    11 September 2007 at 9:55 pm

  4. Who says bloggers aren’t real friends!? I love the video clip (and your self-portrait). I was nearly as awkward when I was picking wild grapes. The best ones were always just out of reach, but no tree climbing for me, thank you very much. Ruthie’s hummingbird pictures are amazing!

    11 September 2007 at 10:11 pm

  5. Ruthie does rock! That looks delicious. I bet Mr. Raccoon would not mind some of that, too!

    12 September 2007 at 12:23 am

  6. Very sweet of Miss Ruth . I love the raccoon. My middle son had a puppet raccoon that resembles your gorger. He got the brilliant idea to place it in the mailbox one day while I was at work. I get home from work and open the mailbox and just about pee my pants because the raccoon pops out and falls on me. He still laughs about that. nita

    12 September 2007 at 12:37 am

  7. Ruth is obviously a gem…. I’ve met a few gals over here just like that – and aren’t they a surprise? Your Rocky Raccoon is a gorgeous guy I wonder why he hasn’t been to Hollywood yet?

    12 September 2007 at 2:43 am

  8. Ok Tom, what time should we all be there tomorrow to share in some toast and jelly? ;c) Lucky you!

    12 September 2007 at 6:54 am

  9. Tom, I’m laughing as I type this. I had left a vague comment like yours and guess what I got? Yep! I’m eating it by the spoonful… It’s awesome!

    Ruth is a busy and talented gal. Her hummingbird post knocked me over!

    12 September 2007 at 10:56 am

  10. Wow – that’s pretty cool. Enjoy the generosity of others, I guess.

    12 September 2007 at 11:11 am

  11. What a sweetheart Ruth must be. There is nothing in the world like homemade jelly! I’m jelly jealous! 🙂

    12 September 2007 at 1:00 pm

  12. Homemade is always best.

    12 September 2007 at 7:44 pm

  13. Hey, Ruth! If you ever post about jewelry or shoes….

    Is the jelly gone yet, Tom?

    12 September 2007 at 11:19 pm

  14. @ Ruth – we sure are!! Thanks and I two lover her Hummingbird Pictures!
    @ Trixie – She sure does and Raccoon isn’t getting any of this Jam!
    @ Nita – Thanks and love hearing about your puppet raccoon! LOL
    @ aullori – No doubt she is and thanks! Hollywood, already famous! LOL!
    @ Jayne – hmm, sure but I need to vacuum first!
    @ Mary – Very cool and even more proof Ruth rocks! Great minds think alike!
    @ Marty – I have been enjoying it for sure!
    @ Lisa – I have to agree 100% that homemade jelly rocks!
    @ Wren – for sure thanks!
    @ Susan – Hey Stranger . . . . I see homeland security didn’t grab ya! Not all gone yet . . . but will be soon!

    13 September 2007 at 12:00 am

  15. winterwoman

    I got a jar, too… But I at least returned a jar of currant jelly (which you have also been gifted in the past…) What did you send her?

    13 September 2007 at 6:15 pm

  16. I hoped someone saved just a few grapes for some liquid jelly 🙂

    13 September 2007 at 9:18 pm

  17. Marg

    How nice of Ruth! It sure looks yummy

    LOL at video

    14 September 2007 at 8:15 am

  18. And I’m pleased to report that Jennifer’s currant jelly is delicious and made by her own hands with currants from the bush in her backyard!

    14 September 2007 at 2:06 pm

  19. @Jen – shhh not saying but I bet you can guess! ooo Currant!! Hmmm!
    @Bernie – I get that at the store, hmm great to have a glass every morning!
    @ Ruthie – You are making me hungry! Jen’s been soo good to me . . . . she let me use two of her backpacks for our hiking trip, then she brought a bunch of kids to take over my house (which BTW was what got me addicted to flickr and then got me into this) she left me some currant jelly! Hmmm, That is a great trade Ruth!

    14 September 2007 at 6:21 pm

  20. That was awfully nice of Ruth.-I can’t believe I missed this post too.I’m quitting one of my jobs!

    20 September 2007 at 7:10 pm

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