Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Early Fall in da Ozarks

biped....."We wandered around da yard this weekend catching little hints of fall. Check out the color on our Sassafras tree. They're a tree of many uses depending on their size. They are a hardwood so in the "good ole days" (which translated means before the idiots with the big saws came) they used to make baseball bats out of them, and canoes and paddles. From the roots you get the oil that was used to make root beer. In our part of Missouri they are very slow growing because of the poor soil. They are also used for herbal purposes and the cajuns smoke the leaves and grind them up to make a seasoning.

biped...."Another sign of fall is spiders. When we go geocaching Mr. Bill leads the way so he gets caught in the web instead of me."



Furkidsmom said...

EEEEEEKKKKKKKK! :::Mom Faints:::

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

We're not ready for fall! Or that nasty spider!

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

We has lotsa' hardwoods up here near Canada! You should see in the fall, they get all pink and orange and yellow and red and purple. It's a riot of color. We ♥ fall but that means we is gonna have the winter and then momma won't have our sunporch open so much and we will miss it until next year.

Angel and Kirby said...

We call those argiope spiders Zipper or Orb spiders. WE have a lot of those! We won't see fall for some time. It will be in the 90's for another month or so!

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, no. Not Fall! Where did the summer go?