It was beautiful sunset tonight and my ph camera did little to do it justice!
This afternoon, Bill and I dug up a Fall harvest of sand burrs.
Not edible and extremely painful to come in contact with!
They grow to large, low plants that hide all year among your grass until the Fall when they send out their burrs and even green, they pierce your skin in a most painful way! Each of their little arms have a hook at the end that do a great job off attaching.
While it is an interesting study in science on the ability of the plant to disperse its seeds byepizoochory, or sticking to animals and people, it is not so great to experience it!
First you have to run a shovel under the plant to loosen the roots and then you can pull them up mostly intact. You still get regular pricks while working!
You stack up piles along the way and then pick them up and fill the tractor bucket with them.
Bill dumps them on the fire pile because that is the only way to destroy these seeds!
I will tell you I wore this vest all day!
I dressed in Florida style; cropped pants and flip flops with a t-shirt with this over the shirt.
It was comfortable all day and I can't wait to make another vest!