Friday, September 30, 2011

Women in General Rock






A little disclaimer for all my lady friends who are saying, “Hey, I’m not rural, but I rock too!”. If you are a woman, than of course you rock, so join us. We all have a lot to learn from each other. Yesterday, I was invited to join the group Rural Women Rock on face book. I’m getting to know some of them, and I do hope they all come join us here. This is not going to be a ME blog. I’m sure you are going to find out some things about ME along the way, but the real purpose of this blog is YOU! I want you, collectively as women, to define this blog and direct it. That will mean you can not just read and leave. I need you to share your ideas and stories. Tell us about what you make, or raise. Share your products and brands. Leave me comments with your info, Facebook me, twitter me, so I can work on getting to know who I am representing. If you are just coming over, do go read my first post, Hello World.  It will give you a better understanding to what is taking place here.

We have a website in the making! The idea behind the mechanics of the site will allow us to connect and share in an amazing way! Hang in there with us.

Ok. Just some fun stuff to kill time. Hedge apples- Do you have them? I think it was Martha Stewart who made the Hedge Apple into fall d├ęcor’, its always Martha! Anyhow, they are selling for a whooping $18/4 online +12.95 shipping. I know you can find them in Texas, Virginia, and Oklahoma. Anywhere else? I picked some for my home. These are mine in the photo. I also took some to the shop to give away. It surprised me how many people came in to get their free Hedge Apples. I did have some raised eyebrows and some, “what the hecks”, but for the most part appreciation. They last for up to 3 month and are suppose to rid spiders and ants. Here is a site with some fun facts. www.hedgeapple.com. Well, enough for today. I have to go get ready for my other life.

7 comments:

  1. Very nice - clean layout and authentic voice. Good luck w/your blog! @macrotots

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  2. Indiana also has hedgeapples and also think they are the "bees knees"

    I will have to drive by the place I have seen them and snag some (for free! that is, if I don't get caught by the owner of the field or nagged by my kids.)

    I also need to get some of that gorgeous orange berry stick thingy... what is that called? Do you have that near you too growing wild, or at least along the country roadsides?

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  3. You can find them in Kansas. They are awesome until a cow tries to eat them.

    Has anyone seen those foam ball with thumb tacks in them? Lots on Pinterest. They remind me of Hedgeapples, but you can obviously make them any color you want.

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  4. Very interesting! I've never heard of them referred to as 'hedgepples' ... in the east we call them osage oranges (not sure why - the tree is a member of the mulberry family).

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  5. How about those of us who are not rural, but share the sensibilities? I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  6. Hedge apples here in SW IL - and lots of them this year. Been stashing them in the basement and garage - Combining started this week and the creatures have a six lane expressway beat from the field to the house. Use them every fall and winter; learned that from my mother :)

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  7. Kasse, I grew up calling them horse apples.... not really sure why. A couple years ago I had an awesome debate with my father-in-law about why they were not edible if they were referred to as "apples." I finally convinced him to take my word for it.

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