I reading Jess & Dan's blog they are planting some Yucca's on their place. Well that brought back some painful memory's for me. I was riding my 4-wheeler around my place and spotted some Yucca's over in a lot of brush.
I got the bright idea it would be nice to clear this out & make a picnic & camping spot for friends that wanted to come out and camp. I figured if I took that 4-wheeler and knock down that brush I would scare what ever monsters where in there out. Did you know that the brush out there has THORNS on it. I do now. My 4-wheeler was green when I started & was red when I finished. I never bled so much in all my life. In fact I had a friend stop by to see what I was doing and he came to the conclusion that I didn't have enough blood left in me to finish what I had started. Well as you can tell I'm still kicking. I didn't bleed out. I ran around in circles on that 4-wheeler and knocked that brush down. Did you know that a 4-wheeler tire can have 10 plugs in it and still hold air? I poked more holes in them tires than Swiss cheese has. I even had slime in all four of them.
After I knocked all all that brush down it was time for the pick and rake to go to work. I dug all the roots from that brush up and started raking it in piles. I figured if I didn't get the roots up that the brush would come back like gang busters being how I had fertilized it with all that blood. After digging and raking for a month I finally finished up Yucca Flats.
This year when I went out. All my dang Yucca's had fallen down deader than a door nail. The good news is baby Yucca's are coming up in there place. You think all that blood killed them?