Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hedge Apple

Hedge Apple
Hedge Apple, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:

As a kid when I walk the mile to school (up hill both ways) we used to use hedge apples for soccer ball kicking them back and forth across the road. Not much traffic in those days so good game of kick the hedge apple was a fun way to kill time while walking to school with little interruption. The hedge apple would get real milky and a little mushy by the time we got to school. If it got to nasty there were always more to be found growing along the road.

The use of the hedge apples for insect control is one of the most enduring pest management home remedies. Placement of hedge apples around the foundation or inside the basement is claimed to provide relief from cockroaches, spiders, boxelder bugs, crickets and other pests.
Hedge Apple
6x8 oil on canvas mounted on hardboard

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)

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