nuts around here!
|What we hope ours look like...|
Prairie Dawn loves coming up with crafts and art projects and loves Pinterest and scouting out great ideas. And what great idea did she come up with for this fall? A buckeye necklace.
People in Ohio (at least my part of Ohio) take football very seriously, and the college team to root for is the Ohio State Buckeye (go Maize and Blue!--what? I'm from Michigan!). I didn't know what a buckeye was until I moved here...I mean growing up and watching sports I was dumbfounded...their mascot is...what the hell? Anyway, buckeyes are nuts--poisonous to people!!--replicated by Ohioans in a dessert which is basically a chocolate covered peanut butter ball that looks like the damn nut. They grow on buckeye trees all over the place. They were given to me during my first week with a note that said, "Poisonous to humans!" You get the point...these nuts are kinda a big deal to these people.
Well, it just so happens that Prairie Dawn's sister has buckeye trees dropping buckeyes all over the place, and so a craft project is born! This past weekend Prairie Dawn, her sister, nephews and I trekked through muddy fields of beginning wheat and into the woods to where the buckeyes drop!
|Because of the recent rains the fields were|
a hot mess...I felt like I'd done Zumba for 3 hours
just walking through the field to get to the trees!
|Buckeyes! The one on the left still has half it's shell on.|