1. wow! what a great way to use those ball thingies…..that is their Latin name. still diggin’ your snowing blog!

    1. Yes, ball thingies is the latin!
      They are commonly known as osage oranges, horse apples, hedge apples or, my personal favorite, bois d’arc.

  2. I was just about to ask if those were hedge apples but saw you answered that in the comments. My mom used to make me gather them to put in the corners of our farm house. Supposedly they kept (in a pie tin with cloves and something else) spiders and ants out of the house.

    1. I love that kind of trivia/folklore! Thank you! I wonder if the homeowner in the above photos knows about their pest repelling attributes…

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