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November 13, 2015

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

We had an extremely windy day on Wednesday. I had to pick up some of the smaller tin sheets for our "new" shed that had blown off the stack. The wind blew a bounty of leaves off the trees and into handy piles where I am collecting them to use as mulch in my garden. If we had a pecan tree, Thursday would have been a great day to go pick up pecans after all that wind, but we seem to be some of the few people in Oklahoma who are pecan-less.

Yesterday I picked up twenty-one gallons of osage oranges under the tree behind the pond - and that was about half of them. It was a productive year, but because the horses love them, they would eat themselves sick if I didn't pick the fruit up and move it all before letting the horses into their winter pasture. I filled up a 5-gallon bucket and a 2-gallon bucket three times each. I plan to finish picking them up today and let the horses out.

We had frost forecast for this morning for the first time this season, so I brought in the pots of herbs that I hope to keep inside over the winter.

This week's posts were:

and the debut of

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  1. I'm making vinegar, Kathi, thanks in part to you and your articles. Thank you!


  2. I'm so glad, Fern. I read your latest post that mentioned it. I hope your vinegar is "working" well.

  3. I was wondering if you do anything with the Osage Oranges. We usually put them on paper plates in the basement as we heard that they act as an insect (spiders) repellent.

  4. We've heard that too, Kris. We don't have a basement here, and I don't recommend putting them on paper plates under the bathroom sinks - cough - they spoil quickly and attract fruit flies. Don't ask me how I know that!


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