Why the hedge apple?

Osage Orange (Maclura) Isolated on White

I went with hedge apple because growing up there were several of these trees on the property.  The greenish yellow fruit would drop on the ground, littering the driveway. My mom would collect the brainy-looking globes and spray paint them for decorations – changing one thing into another.

The trees are also all over our current backyard. To help the Hubs, so he doesn’t run over them with the lawnmower, my two-year-old and I have made a game out of kicking them into the ditch. He usually beats me by kicking more in than me…or maybe I let him.