Wild Persimmons

The property in back of our property belonged to the most wonderfully kind man. When the children were small he invited them all to fish anytime they wanted over at his pond. And he was more than welcoming to let us walk over his 80 acres anytime. A delightful man and an incredible neighbor, and then he had a sudden heart attack and the land was leased to someone with cattle.

There are wild persimmons over there and no one knows they are there and no one is going to pick them. Anna and I decided to go and see if we could find the old persimmon tree…

So the two of us went up to the back pasture…

Opened the gate…and slipped through…

It was like old times…and some of you may remember this…

An old metal wheel, buried in the ground and a tree growing up through it…

I imagine that this wheel probably dates back to the Land Run in 1889…

However long it has been…it has been a long time…

Anna points beyond the wheel, “Look at that beautiful carpet of yellow leaves over there!” And sure enough it is the persimmon patch…

Beautiful yellow autumn leaves and the trees are loaded with persimmons…

Too high for us to reach, so we picked them up from the ground…

As far as the old folk tale goes about predicting the weather by looking at the inside of the seed to see if it looks like a spoon, knife or fork…we definitely have a spoon this year…

Which means we will be shoveling lots of snow…???

So now we have to figure out what we’ll do with these…make some jelly or jam?

One more photo …

Go on an adventure…Take a walk in the woods…You never know what you might find….

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10 thoughts on “Wild Persimmons

  1. How fun!! Love fall walks in the woods and wish we had some of those beautiful fall colors in my area. 🙂
    Those wild persimmons look sooo much better than the ones I saw at the market!

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