Observation Test

Posted by: sross

Observation Test - 11/25/02 12:57 AM

Yes, that is me quite a few years ago (1975). I am walking in a field and there are objects on the ground. What are they? <br>No, they are not cow or horse patties. Outdoorsmen should recognize them.<br><br><br>
Posted by: SlapLeather

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 01:08 AM

mushrooms (puffballs)<br><br>got to let your eyes adjust<br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 01:12 AM

I was going to guess they were Alger Hiss's pumpkins, but figured that 1975 was a bit too late for that <br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 01:20 AM

Are they those green things that are all bumpy? Folklore is that they keep spiders away...so some people keep them in their trunks and other places.<br><br>I can't think of their names....but the size of say a baseball or a softball...<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by OSXaddict on 11/24/02 08:21 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: sross

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 01:31 AM

Right, they are very hard and bumpy and green.<br><br>
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 04:24 AM

They look like hedge apples...the thing that people with new cars look out for when little kids are standing on the roadside!<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 04:29 AM

LOL...a real photo:<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Entish

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 05:19 AM

the proper name in my country for the objcts biggerfoot pictured is "Custard Apple" very tasty too. This is more of a tropical fruit.<br><br>
Posted by: Entish

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 05:23 AM

The articles in the photo look to me to be Chokoes. Sechium edule oalso known as Chayote : pear shaped , hard and lumpy, green, tastes rather bland but mixes well in cooked dishes . Is not completely frost tolerant, hence the vine has died and the fruit remains.<br><br>That is of course if these objects really are.. hard green and lumpy.<br><IMG SRC="http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/images/116562180[/image]<br><br>[image]http://www.dragnet.com.au/~mcnative/images/macmade.gif">
Posted by: greenme1

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 06:34 AM

They must be nuts! <br><br><br>(or maybe it's just me) <br><br>
Posted by: DaddyMac

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 01:26 PM

Hey, wasn't that the cover of Aerosmith's 'Pump' album?<br><br>[color:red]Hold on...it's time for a</font color=red><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Observation Test - 11/25/02 01:36 PM

We called the tree the "bodark" tree. Those fruits are good for nothing and make it very difficult to maneuver when they fall. Below is more info.<br><br><br>"Bodark, Bois DArc, Osage Orange<br>Maclura pomifera<br>Central and East Texas <br>(top)<br> Moraceae - Mulberry<br>40 feet <br> <br>Tree with arching branches used by Indians for bows. Wood is very hard and durable. First chuckwagons were built of Bodark wood. Root yields a tan to orange dye. Sap of large, green fruit yields an insecticide. This plant has been used as a hedgerow, also called a Hedge Apple. "<br><br><br>