Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We're on the prairie, folks.

The land that was cleared for my development is really only one degree removed from wild. As we water our grass on our allotted one day per week, and dig weeds, and poison fire ants, we continue to see the stubborn mesquite push up through every effort. This little tree is a fine example of natural selection. And, in many ways, it's a good companion for us. It restores nitrogen to the soil. The wood is hard and fine, makes good furniture, smokes great meat. The pod seeds can be ground into flour. And once the saplings move from their tender infant stage, they do not continue to produce thorns.

I have decided to let one grow. There's not much I can do about it anyway...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Maple tree seeds are like that. Come up everywhere.

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