Grampa Bob: Surprising. Several days ago Ma fished out five dead frogs from the pond, laid them in the garden nearby. Picked them up yesterday; they were flat, black and dry. Took them out back and laid them out on some firewood; thought they were too neat to throw away.. She desires to tack them up on trees, whether as trophies or as a warning, I do not know.
Me: LOL- And I wouldn't buy the leprechaun tree face yesterday for J because I thought it was too much! Reminds me of the time Sectaurs found a hen head and foot after a weasel raid and kept that for awhile. (not indoors)
#2: How about making dead frog wind chimes?
Griz (Montana cousin) : Use the frogs and get Sectaur's chicken head and foot. Call it a native american spirit chime and it could be worth a lot of money.
Grampa Bob: Post Script
Ma and I have been outside, our pickup duties we were doing and have done.
I got my first glimpse of her 'saved' frog bodies just moments ago.
Naw....they wouldn't make good chimes - even with a chicken head and leg.
Be lucky to get a husky rasp out of them.
Any other bright ideas??
But thanks, anyway!
Me: I don't know- if you added a few more bones/feet for the noise and used the frogs as the part hanging down to catch the wind? Or frog whirligigs!
#5 : Okay, here are the frogs we are talking about - it is a little macabre to say the least... but if you put little bells on their feet maybe some wind chimes.....
FLAyankee (aunt in FL) : we're at chat and your father just said they are empty shells...........I think a burial is in order..................
#2: If you had another you could arrange them on toadstools like they were playing cards.
#3: OK I say just reconstitute them! you know like instant frog soup or something!
actually a little bright colored paint and they would be objects de art.
Ok big news for me (or I am terribly excited about it!-and dead frogs leads me right into it!!)
M and I attended a fund raiser for nursing scholarships last night and I bid and won a gator hunt in Tx! I am soooo excited about this- it is on my birthday weekend to boot- which leads me into-hmmm- purse, shoes or if big enough? boots? and then what color?
so anyways- I also get the head and feet- and also plan on bringing meat home too-so if we can combine the gator and frogs- well I think- jeez- no wait Gumbo!
#3 again: ya know I am also seriously regretting that last year when I had 5-6 big dead frogs that I, too, did not save and dry them. Oh well.