This is a bodock

I promised to show you what a bodock is after mentioning the annual Bodock Festival in Pontotoc, Miss. This is a bodock. Also know as Osage Orange. From my father-in-law I learned that this tree has very strong wood that is good for fence posts. But what do you do with a bodock?

You find something pretty to put it on for a centerpiece. (Pretty bowl huh?*) And I was told that if I cut it in half, it contains a natural insecticide for killing roaches and ants. I'm so going to try it!

And what do you do at a Bodock Festival?

You get your face painted.

You ride the train.

You pay a godawful amount to slide on the bouncy.

You buy pottery from your friend Julie Jones (*yep, she also made the bowl). 
In her hands are my new tumblers. Love 'em!

(Psst ... this is what okra looks like.)


  1. HORSE APPLES! That's what we call them. And I've heard they'll keep spiders away. And they swell up GIANT if you soak them in water!

    Jen G.

  2. Great photos! Makes me want to move home. =)