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04-03-2010 07:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

When the snow finally melts, I will plant these beautiful Ring Box Trees.
In the middle of June I will harvest the smaller Ring Boxes that will be
hanging from the branches. Below you can see some of last years crop.

As tradition would have it … Sorry I’m Two days late

Happy April Fools Day

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#1 posted 04-03-2010 07:49 PM

Love that ring box tree.. Nature at it’s finest.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 04-03-2010 07:55 PM

I wish I couls get a hold of one of those trees.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-03-2010 07:56 PM

Can I get some seeds from you? I would LOVE to have a ring box tree in my yard!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 04-03-2010 07:58 PM

Very nice Odie. I need to plant some of those trees, the fruits are fantastic.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 04-03-2010 08:11 PM

Will they grow in Tropical Country – just like banana tree?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 04-03-2010 08:12 PM

where to buy those trees
and at what prize
want severel hundres of them
I have a few acres of land to
spare on a little project like this


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#7 posted 04-03-2010 09:13 PM

Looks like the ring box doesn’t fall far from the crazy tree….but they are very nice boxes! ;)


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#8 posted 04-03-2010 10:35 PM

great work, i’d pick from that tree any day. now i just have to see if it groes in my area. LOL ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 04-03-2010 10:46 PM

Odie: I’m glad that you are still planting and harvesting.

Nice to see the fruits of your labors.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 04-03-2010 11:10 PM

Is that where you’ve been all this time? Man we all thought you got kidnapped or something worse! All this time and you’ve been growing boxes. Nice ones too I might add. Glad you’re back Odie.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 04-04-2010 12:12 AM

Yo Odie….good to see your name pop in my e-mail!!! NICE BOXES!!! Bet it was cold last night…we hit low 30’s here in napa must have been cold up there…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 04-04-2010 12:44 AM

I have visited your web site and seen The products from all your trees! Keep on ‘planting’ But remember to take time to smell the blosems. ( I was going to say smell the LJ’s until I thought about it a second time and my sinus’s plugged up.)

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#13 posted 04-04-2010 03:27 AM

Hey Odieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Welcome Back, good to see your projects again and experience your humor!
I see you have been planting the right “seeds” and coming up with a good harvest!
Very well done…..Keep ‘em coming!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#14 posted 04-04-2010 03:52 AM

Looks like a bunch of nice projects Odie.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#15 posted 04-04-2010 03:56 PM

Thanks All … ah but have any of you grown some of your own ? I know I gave a few of you planting instructions. I’ve been busy , far too busy. We are scaling back on shows from 10 to 6 this year. We had to remind ourselves we are “Retired”. We’ve cut back to one retailer (who knows how long they’ll last) and don’t want to add any.

Last summer we had a family “emergency”, and were unable to meet some of our commitments. This year we’re taking some of the pressure off and we’re even going to throw a vacation in the motorhome in May. So, as one of you said, “we’re taking time to smell the blossoms”, (of the ring box trees).

Thanks guys … now get out there and plant some boxes !

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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