Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What's It?

Hello. This is a TDB quick note. I’m your inquisitive doggie host Chester L. W. Stephens. 

Today Dad brought in some strange fruit. At first I thought they were tennis balls. They’re about the same size and color.


They are heavy but firm, a little bit sticky, smell like pine resin, and don't bounce. I called in my learned associate Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens who, as you know, is Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and founder of the Yum Yum Coalition. He says he knows exactly what they are, but he’s wondering if anyone else knows. 

















(answer: osage oranges, aka hedge apples) 

15 comments:

  1. Crikey ..... I've never seen those before. They could sure do with a bit of moisturiser or something to get rid of those ugly bumps, aye?? They look a bit like Mum when she stays in the bath too long.

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    1. Oh Charlie check out the last TDB. Theres a video of a fancy dancing spider from Australia!

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    2. On my way .... I've missed a few. Mum's been a bit slack!!

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  2. Very strange looking fur sure
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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  3. We have never seen these before. Strange looking!

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  4. We KNEW... they were Hedge Apples.... We have HEARD that they are Poisonous... butt don't know that fur SURE... HOWEVER, in our area... peeps gather them from Back roads...and put them in aluminum pans... around their houses...beclaws they DO Repel Spiders in the Fall and early Winter... BUTT they tend to Rot and Stain thingys... that is why the go into pie pans...
    Our MOM likes their scent. It was very much Nice of you to show them to our furends who have never seen or heard of them... They will LIKE learning about them..

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    1. Dad brings a few home every Fall because they smell nice in the house. We usually throw them in the compost when they start to get moldy.

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  5. We were going to guess a walnut. You are very smart, Joey!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  6. Mommy 'members those things frum her grandma's place in Miss Er Ee.

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  7. Here's an article about osage oranges

    www.gpnc.org/osage

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  8. We have never seen or heard about those "tennis balls" LOL.

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  9. Those are new to us too. Must go and Google them. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  10. Ooohhhh...how weird looking! Do they bounce like tennis balls? Can you de-stuff them like stuffies? Are they good for anything at all???

    Hap-Pee WindsDay!

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  11. Growlmy says that if you stud them with cloves they are marvelous insect repellants. Hmmm. They are interesting 'fruits' those Osage Oranges. Are they toxic?

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  12. Mom says Gram and Gramps have them at their house too Chester.

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