Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Happy Friday to you!  We had a delightful evening last night with five of our grands; they brought dinner(so mom and dad could go out), we went on a nice walk, ate watermelon outside on the sidewalk and had a great time together.  Such fun!!!! 
This morning I went out searching for treasures and bargains with my friend and we didn't find much; I got a shirt for .25 cents, a small crystal clock for our master bathroom-so I can actually see what time it is if I'm going somewhere, a Christmas decoration and a child's book.  Then on the way home we spotted a Farmer's Market at a small independent grocery store so stopped.  They had fresh corn, cantalop, watermelons, peaches, potatos etc...all locally grown.  I ended up getting my girl, Kim, a case of peaches because they were such a good price and now that she knows how to can them and they are so yummy, she'll get another twelve quarts done for their pantry.   The photo above is something I had never seen before and I'm hoping that it wasn't just a scam.  The Farmer's Market called this a Hedge Ball and said that it isn't edible or poisonous but it naturally repels spiders and other insects.  The directions were to put it in a bowl on your window sill or any area where you have issues with spiders; when all the green is gone you simply throw it out.  I loved the look of this and thought it was work a try, if for no other reason than it is interesting.
I can almost hear some of you laughing at what a gulible gal I am. 
This weekend should be a nice relaxed one; we are going out to lunch with some friends but other than that, I'm thinking we are pretty wide open.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friends.  Noreen


  1. Sounds like you had a good time with the grands.

    I am curious if that hedge ball works... what is it made out of?

    Have a great weekend!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Home to Wednesday's Buny Hop Party

  2. I thought that was a hedge apple (that's what we call them here). When I was a little girl, my sister and I used to love seeing who could throw them the farthest. I never knew that they might have any "real" value. ;-)

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

  3. Please let me know if the hedge ball works as I needs lots of them in the love the color.

    What fun with the grandkids...I got to see mine yesterday too....Also special.

  4. Hmmmm...happy hedge ball hatching?
    Let us know if it works!

    Thank you for your encouraging are a Treasure. ((HUGS))

  5. Noreen, hedge apples grow on Osage Orange trees. They're not trees that are used in landscapings or home lawns. They grow in rural areas, where farmers planted them for fence rows, hence the name of hedge apples or hedge balls. The balls or apples have no other use ... if someone were to crack the "shell", the milky substance inside would irritate the skin, causing a case of dermatitis.

    I just got a phone call to come to DD's this evening to watch the Ts while she & DSIL have a "date night". Woo hoo!

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear one!

  6. your time sounds so perfect and that hedge ball....wondering if it worked?

  7. That is pretty, what are you going to use it for? Have a great day.

  8. Hi Noreen

    When I read your blog it brought back memories of hedge balls. When we lived in Nebraska there were a lot of hedge ball trees so we placed several in the house. They really work.

    It looks like you had fun with your grandkids. Mine are keeping me busy this week and I love it.

    Have a great week!
    Blessings & Hugs

  9. Let me know if it works. I have never heard of this, but am always open to a natural soltuin for a problem.

  10. Have a great weekend Noreen! :)

  11. I hope you let us know if the green ball works. You just never kknow do you? Blessings!


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