This, my friends, is a praying mantis egg sack.
We are moving them to our soon to be garden area, keeping them 2' off the ground and placing them where our cool weather veggies will be tall enough to hide the tiny babies. They hatch after several weeks of warm weather.
Finding these is a huge score for any gardener. Ordering them will cost you are $5 US. And we found a field full. They will be able to tend to the nasty vegetable eating insects that like to swarm around gardens. Giving us a better chance at a decent garden.