Tastes Like Wild Hickory Nuts

Captain’s Log   6,065

euell gibbons

Tastes like wild hickory nuts!

I must say, I have never eaten a wild hickory nut.  I have never tasted a domesticated hickory nut either.  But hey, as the big road trip approaches, we are going shopping for all sorts of nuts and dried fruit.  We are going to be just like pioneers out there.  I just hope we don’t have to take things as far as the Donner party did back in 1847.  I would rather eat a wild hickory nut than some dead person’s arm.  I am funny that way.

Euell Gibbons (pictured above) did stalk wild asparagus.  I must say I have eaten that.  It used to grow in the ditches near the cemetery in my home town.  My mom had a cousin who could never say AH-SPARE-AH-GUSS.  She called it sparegrass.   Whatever.  When it grows wild in cemetery ditches, it is really tasty.  Must be the fertile soil.

wild asparagus shoot ericas hand

Ta da!  You don’t really have to stalk it because it doesn’t really run around all the much.  You just kind of brush through the vegetation and there it is.  If we get hungry, we will cruise a few cemeteries and pick some up.

We are keeping it simple.  Just a few clothes.   Reading material.  First aid stuff.  And our nuts and berries.

I hope to find some cool geocaches out there among the big trees.

It’s also getting down to about 40 degrees in those mountains at night.  I am certainly looking forward to that!



Filed under Captain Poolie's observations

15 responses to “Tastes Like Wild Hickory Nuts

  1. It’s been ten days. I hope you’re enjoying the heck out of your adventure!

  2. Joanie Benson

    Asparagus and hickory nuts? Most likely a recipe for starvation. If you throw in an arm or a leg you might live. (hee hee)

  3. susanna

    Keep your eyes open for the Green Man (and in your case maybe a Blue Man) The Green Man’s face is seen peering through leaves in carvings and pictures adorning ancient churches throughout western Europe and India. He will increase your connection to the spirit of nature. He’s from the elemental kingdom and I bet he adores Kermit. Who doesn’t adore Kermit, but I digress. Have a lovely, simple, relaxing time in nature.

  4. goatbarnwitch

    Yay Adventure!!!

  5. It’s still tourist season. Take salt, pepper, and a sleeping bag or two. We are waving and will see you when you get back.

  6. Patty O"

    “Sparegrass” and hickory nuts. Mmmmm!

  7. Weigh yourself before and after to see if living on nuts and berries made a difference. Have fun too.

  8. bholles

    You two have a wonderful time/

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