Weird Michigan: The Ghost Apples of Kent County
This is the time of the year for farmers when, if you're growing some sort of fruit trees, you (probably) are pruning them back so all that energy goes into growing the fruit next year. When I was a kid and we grew grapes in Missouri, I spent a lot of hours pruning grape vines during the winter. It's a tedious job. And sometimes your only friend was your transistor radio (You see what that led to)
But sometimes you find or see some interesting things.
And that's what happened in Kent County this week. Andrew Sietsema was pruning apple trees when he found apple-shaped ice hanging from trees. According to Fox17online, ice had formed on old apples, but then the apples turned to mush and drained out of an opening in the bottom of the ice. And it was cold enough for the ice to remain.