One day a family friend stopped by and she told me they came from a Bodock tree. She knew because they grow abundantly in Oklahoma where she was from. After knowing the name of the tree; I did a search online and discovered farmers used them to create a natural fence before barb wire was available. The Osage Indians used the bent limbs to make bows. The fruit is poisonous to eat except for squirrels! They love them!
The following year I asked my brother to take me to the Bodock tree. We looked and looked and could not find that tree! Every fall for the past five years I have looked for that tree. Still determined to find the tree, this fall I looked again with no success. I finally called a friend of mine who owns a feed and seed store. She asked an employee where a Bodock tree might be found and he gave me an approximate location. I finally found the tree bearing the beautiful lime green dimpled fruit! I made a pomander from the fruit. Follow through and I will show you how I did it.
Step 1: Supplies
- Osage fruit
- 1 Jar Whole Cloves
- 2 Cinnamon sticks
Step 2: Tools
- Straight pin not shown
Step 3: Poke Holes
The more cloves you add the more fragrant it will be.
Step 4: Insert Cloves
Step 5: Add Bow
Attach the bow to the Osage fruit using the straight pin.
Step 6: Different Versions
Dried Osage looks pretty also!
Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
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