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Offline grouch

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« on: May 07, 2017, 10:52:18 pm »
I just spent part of a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon making (or trying to make) a basket for my 4 y.o. granddaughter. She likes to carry rocks, toys, anything in baskets. She helped to gather the limbs and strip the leaves, but didn't stick around for the whole process. (I'd be worried if a 4 year old could sit still that long). Don't know how long it took, but I don't consider the time spent a waste. :)

Unfortunately, she had to go home before it was finished, but it'll be waiting for her next visit.

I've seen similar things called "bird's nest" baskets but this one is more like bird's mess.







Never tried making anything from this stuff before. It was not as cooperative as white oak splits. I've always heard it called river willow, but it's not that particular; it just loves water.

If anyone knows the real name for this, please, educate me!



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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 10:38:13 am »
Grouch,

   I'm guessing Black willow. Beavers love it where they are present.

   And time spent with the grandchildren is never wasted time. Best investment you can make. I know she will love it.
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