For some strange reason, my last blog entry went away... (Don't blame 13, it happened 2 days ago.)
So, I will try this again.
First the good news:
Taurus is still sitting. The roosters are annoyed. Taurus doesn't care. (Large grin...)
This is Scotch Broom, (at least that's what I know it as), and it is a VERY invasive plant in this area. I have spent the better part of the last two days trying to get the stuff out, as I just ignored it last year. Not the best plan... (Aspirin. Need many aspirin... Owww...) We need to do this mostly mechanically, as we have an extremely high water table, and everything flows DOWN to the pump. Plus, I really don't want to use poisons around the animals.
And the HUH???
This is, I think, gooseberry. I will go to the extension agent later, and see if I can get a confirmation... I certainly hope it is. Gooseberries are a native, so I wouldn't have to get rid of all those. For some reason, they all showed up this year. Birds, I suppose. Thorny little things, those plants. Below is a close up of one of the branches.
So, just another day in the "gee, what's this thing?" area of my life...