Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lookee what I found~Strawberry Corn

I cannot believe I found these at our local 'Winco' Market, just this mornin'.  
I am going back for more too.  Call me greedy, but it has been like "looking for a needle in a haystack
trying to find them. 
I love placing them in my Fall arrangements...They add that special touch.

 'Dried Strawberry Corn'...

 They are so sweet looking ... just like a strawberry.  
That is probably how they got their name. 
These can be stored away safely after this years use for next.  
I always buy some cheap bay leaves to include 
when puttin them into storage.  
This helps to help keep the bugs away.
Have not had a problem yet!

I will be soaking the husks in some warm water to soften them up. 
Then I can shape & form them to do what I want.
Then they are not so brittle...not at all what I would want.

Thanks for has been a while for me.  
Trying to get those Prairie Schooler, Santa Ornies done. 
I am slow and still 2 more to go to complete the set of 8.  
Will I make it ??? Ya never can tell.
 Finally got started on the backings. 

 The top picture shows the husks  fluffed up after giving them some water...rather they have bloomed open, like a flower,
this softens them and they are not so brittle.

Have a great day with Blessings & much Peace!

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