It’s pleasantly warm this morning, and the sun isn’t even up yet. We’re in the midst of a minor heatwave and PG&E is doing rolling blackouts just for fun. Fortunately that’s what the propane-operated Generac is all about.
I’ve been watering a corner of the fenced-off field just to see what happens (besides drying-our rock hard) and discovered a patch of goat-head thorns, just about the nastiest stuff imaginable.
Tribulus terrestris is an annual plant in the caltrop family (Zygophyllaceae) widely distributed around the world. It is adapted to grow in dry climate locations in which few other plants can survive.
So before it gets hot and while it’s still damp, we’ll be scraping that off into yard-waste sacks…