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Old 06-05-2019, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
AKA..Osage Orange, hedge apple...

That's the king of firewood there..

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Old 06-05-2019, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
Thinking you might be a little bit mixed up possibly..

Black Locust is the absolute best fence post material, second place is Cedar..

I've actually found Mulberry in my wood pile to get punky kinda quick, it does make good firewood though..

Those berries in your picture look like they came from a Turkish Mulberry strain, they have elongated berries like those...

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Old 06-05-2019, 11:11 AM
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You including Bois de arc? I hear it will wear out a couple fence post holes or something like that
Osage Orange is what it is called here in Kansas. We had fence posts on our farm over 100 years olf and they were hard as a rock. You couldn't drive a nail in them. You had to look for a crack. The farm was sold about twenty years ago but those fence posts are still there. Cutting live trees will gum up whatever you are using. They used to plant them as windbreaks during the dust bowl.

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I found a Mulberry tree in a park while detecting the other day. I was getting hot and thirsty and finding it helped a lot. I love Mulberries. As a boy I used to climb up in a tree and eat until I couldn't eat any more. I had purple stains until they were gone.

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Old 06-05-2019, 01:40 PM
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Osage Orange is what it is called here in Kansas. We had fence posts on our farm over 100 years olf and they were hard as a rock. You couldn't drive a nail in them. You had to look for a crack. The farm was sold about twenty years ago but those fence posts are still there. Cutting live trees will gum up whatever you are using. They used to plant them as windbreaks during the dust bowl.
I think I read out west they were used as fences to keep cattle in. All the thorns!
I have some here on my farm.
Deer eat the apples and squirrels too especially fox squirrels.
I have also heard the hedge apple wood makes good bows. Wood is stout and has little memory.

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Originally Posted by Silversmith45 View post
I had purple stains until they were gone.
Just an FYI, white vinegar will take out those stains on your hands and clothing. Works on any red/purple/blue berry or grape stains.

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We also have Black Walnut trees on our property. I showed my wife how to harvest the nuts one year, but cautioned her to wear thick gloves. She declined my advice. The next day, she had a doctor's appointment, and her hands were as black as coal. I told her to tell the doctor her hands did that when she started taking the medicine he had prescribed.
She said she was going to, but chickened out and wore gloves to the doctor.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:52 PM
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We also have Black Walnut trees on our property. I showed my wife how to harvest the nuts one year, but cautioned her to wear thick gloves. She declined my advice. The next day, she had a doctor's appointment, and her hands were as black as coal. I told her to tell the doctor her hands did that when she started taking the medicine he had prescribed.
She said she was going to, but chickened out and wore gloves to the doctor.
That’s funny.
Nothing like a little walnut stain.

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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
AKA..Osage Orange, hedge apple...

That's the king of firewood there..

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Ditto, that stuff burns like coal. Great for self bows, knife scales, axe and other tool handles. I've recently found out, those big ugly fruits will deter spiders.

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Old 06-06-2019, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Nothing like a little walnut stain.
I love black walnuts. On our farm we had an old horse drawn wagon with high sides parked under a walnut tree. They fell into it and I would get a couple of bricks to break them open and climb into it and eat until I couldn't eat anymore. My Grandfather said he could hear me but he didn't know where I was.

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My neighbors have a mulberry tree in their backyard, there's a flock wild amazon parrots that love munchin on the berries, major beak stains!

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There are several mulberry trees on the property here. My kids and I love them and I even see the deer under the trees eating them. But the down side to them is what a mess they make when the birds deposit the big purple leftovers on cars and everything!
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:11 AM
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Mulberries are almost ready around here..

Maybe next week they be ready to pick..

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Old 06-26-2019, 08:13 PM
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They're coming ripe here now, and the deer have discovered 'em. There's a doe in my backyard right now just chowing!
It's funny watching the birds giving the deer a hard time over eating their berries.

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Ripe here in SE MI. now too..

Actually ate a few yesterday..

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