What are possum grapes? You didn’t think I heard you ask did you? =) Possum grapes are little bitty grapes, about the size of a possum’s eye, well at least that’s what I’ve always been told! Don’t worry, that’s the only thing they have in common with possums…well except for the fact that you can also find them alongside the country roads. =)
See all those “trees” along that fence line on the left? That, is prime possum grape territory!
So, last Saturday, Carinna and I combed the county roads west of town, looking for these delicious grapes. Let’s just say they’re not the easiest accessible grapes you’ve ever picked, but definitely make for a GREAT adventure!
See the grapes way up in the top? A few years ago we had a ladder on top of our van, trying to reach those silly grapes, but since Carinna and I were by ourselves, we decided to do it the old fashioned way, and just climb trees and ladders. =)
Can you find someone in purple up in that tree? After getting myself very tangled up in this tree (I was so stuck, my hair was caught in three places and I couldn’t hang on very well any longer, but I couldn’t move because my hair was so tangled), so after I finally got out of that mess, I climbed up the ladder, bypassing all the vines and branches, climbed from the ladder to an open spot on the trunk of the tree and picked, almost to my hearts content! There was a boat load of grapes up there!!! By then, after 6 hours of hunting grapes and no lunch, we came home with our 2 brown sacks of grapes. =)
Ya’ll come see us and maybe we’ll feed ya a peanut butter and possum grape jelly sandwich! =)