“It doesn’t have to be ordinary!”
This is an Osage Orange! Isn’t it delightful! It is anything but ordinary!!! I love the color, texture, and shape of these bizarre little fruits! We harvested a bounty of them today for use as decorations for an upcoming wedding. I think a bowl or two will find their way onto a few tables in the house as well. Nature is marvelous isn’t it?!?!
We did a bit of harvesting during a recent exploring adventures at Braddock Bay Park, and in nearby woods recently. We looked a bit like squirrels I imagine as we hunted among the leaves for nuts.
Already eaten nuts that is! We filled (a very obliging) Daddy’s pockets to the brim with treasures and brought another bounty home to inspire. And inspire it did!!!
We made Christmas ornaments by stringing the nuts (and some wooden beads) on twine. The nuts already have a hole in them so you don’t need to drill! We used a pipe cleaner for needles as some of the holes are a bit tricky for a straight needle, and because we were using twine as string.
I do love to see those hands work!
Happy harvesting friends!