My goodness, for being in a drought condition, and so many trees, weeds, gardens etc. all dying, or barely holding on, my son found alot of wild grapes!
I had found one small vine, near my pond, that had enough to get a quart of juice for jelly making.
My son called today, he was out playing on his 4 wheeler, and wanted to know if I wanted a few gallons of grapes? And could I bring the truck because we wouldn't be able to reach most without it!
I have been about 4 hours simply getting the grapes off of the stems! Looks like about 2 gallon of tiny wild grapes, when I finish the last of these stems! That will make lots and lots of jelly! Maybe even some grape fruit roll ups, but they will be sour, so I will need some apples to mellow them out a bit.
That ought to get me back into food mode!!! I have just been... looking for projects that are non-garden related, since gardening is such a letdown this year... Awww well, it will make gardening all the sweeter next year!
But, folks, get out on trails (where you are allowed to pick wild foods) and get you some grapes, I also got some sumac... and my elderberries are still putting on fruit. The wild foods are out there, you just need to look them up for your area, get familiar with them, and go look.
Be sure of your identification, as far as, unfamiliar items, but wild foods add alot of variety and fun to menus!
It says that wild cherries are also ripe here now, so tomorrow we will wander around looking for more treasure!