I guess you are wondering how does dog relate to Hedge Apples.
Since this was my last day for dog sitting, I thought it would be a great day to take both dogs for a long walk through the woods. Would you two like to go for a walk and look for hedge apples? Look at those faces! They are probably thinking, “could she be for real!” Like most dogs, they LOVE walks!
There is something mysterious about the woods. I love the peacefulness, quietness. All you could hear today was the squirrels scurrying around and gathering up food for the winter.
Most of the leaves have already fallen.
They love the freedom of not having to walk on a leash.Albert has been walking through the woods since he was small. He may chase a deer every now and then…..but he never gets too far away. He is always watching me.
We are getting closer.
Wow! This tree is loaded!
Folklore provides numerous claims that hedge apples are repellent to insects and spiders. They are not poisonous. Interesting Hedge wood is the closet to coal as you can get. It makes a very warm fire.
Hedge apples are becoming very popular for fall decorating. I especially love their beautiful lime green color and even though I have been around them since I was a child, I did not realize what a pleasant odor they have until today.
The colors of fall are so lovely this time of year.
The dogs are tired….. there isn’t any barking at the pedestrians walking by. (A good thing!) The dog whisper would like this.
A few hedge apples came home with us. You know…… Mr.. funny bones doesn’t like spiders either. :o)
I also did a little gardening today. I planted a few fall cabbages.
They work! The spiders are packing up and leavin! :-)
Thanks for going on a walk with us! Y’all come back soon!
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