The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2007106
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Mar-07 - 08:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Hey, Mom, I'm bushed. I've been doing yard work most of the weekend, and ended today by carefully prodding apart a prickly pear cactus that I planted too close to a desert willow about five years ago. It was difficult to do much around that tree without brushing against the cactus, and pulling out tall grass was always a hazard--a handful of cactus spines is a lot of work to remove with a bright light, a magnifying glass, and tweezers. Today I used one of my pairs of kitchen tongs (the long, 18" variety) and my spade fork to move the limbs around. Anyone want a sample of a variety of Texas prickly pear? I'll pack it and mail it. I'll miss having the beautiful flowers from this plant this year, but the other cacti in the yard will still bloom.

Amos, maybe you need to get out and do some gardening--you seem to have been mightily distracted by all of that golden orb stuff lately. Let me send you a cactus. It'll solve a couple of distractions--when you're at Exxon you can ignore the Viagra ads, knowing that perpetually stiff pricks are normal in the natural world.