startled to see, at the edge of the Front Porch, a very young basil plant. I could not believe my eyes....it's the Worst place maybe, or close to the worst for a plant to decide to grow. We go in and out and past this spot a million times a day, all of us. But...there it is. A seed had traveled.
so i put this old frame from somethingelse around it and gave it a drink of water with a glass from the kitchen. We'll see. Ify.
went from there to doing some of what really needs to be done. Things are about to go to seed.
Wheelbarrow took about 10 minutes to fill.
these two. Pigweed , Palmer amaranth and Goat heads, Puncturevine Tribulius terrestris L. Both noxious. At certain points in their annual experience, dangerous for livestock. Due to the great and good rains of August, they are in great abundance.
goathead. you can see to the left if you click, the "fruit" of this plant which grows flat on the ground. This one maybe almost two feet side to side and it's a medium one. A few days ago i was surprised to see that it was prolific in the Way Back. I thought i'd gotten it all pulled a couple years ago, really, before the Goats came...when i paid the guy $200 to do all those weeds...roots and all. Seed from this plant can remain dormant for 4-5 years and so...i see this. All the rain of August energized those dormant seeds. But as i walked through them today back there i saw that the Goats had eaten the blossoming tops. This is BEFORE they had time to fruit into the sharp and dangerous Goatheads that can punture tires of wheelbarrows and bicycles and animals throats and guts. I stood and stared at this. There are some plants out there that the Goats have not touched. I'll look closely at that tomorrow. But...if what i think i see is what i am Seeing, the Goats may have done them in. Taking the blooming flowers and leaving the vining of the plant, they may have erradicated those 4-5 years of sleeping seed??????? Too soon to tell.
the Pigtail ....you need gloves to pull them when they are to the point of seeding. But now yet they are soft. There are some in that Far Back Pen across from the buck pen that are 6ft tall. I need to get them pulled. They're still green so not to the point of casting seed. Carpe Diem however it's spelled.
there are so many small scenes like this. Things dried out, things still going..mid stream....they pull me to stop and just sit next to them a while. Insects are bizzy all into and around.
as annoying as Tay is, Chinche is good. The annoyance has brought her off her quilt and Out. It's a good thing.
the Early Evening Migration from the Way Back to the Middle and the Albatros for the night.