I've written several times about yucca, most notably here, when Lyle was doing his best to deflower the landscape. It's been a banner year for yucca at the 7MSN. Each plant sprouted more flower stalks than usual. It's nice to see that something thrives in a drought.
Anyway, yucca-blooming season ended in early July. The flowers fell off, to be replaced by green fruit,
which now have dried up and turned into large peanut-shaped pods full of big black seeds.
The herd was gathered around a patch of yucca in the corral last night when I went to remove fly masks.
Hank and Alan were munching on the dried-up seed pods while Lucy closely observed.
Lucy: What do they know that I don't?
Lucy: Is it really ok to eat these things?
Me: Alan and George seem to be enjoying them.
George: I'm not going to get high from eating these, am I?
Lucy: *sniff sniff* Yucca breath. Hmm...not as strong as those juniper berries you eat.
Lucy: Maybe I should try one of these...
...how bad could they be?
Besides, what's the worst that could happen?
I think this is how you do it...
Aw, geez. Thanks for warning me about the seeds, you knuckleheads.
Not bad. A little on the dry side, yet palatable. The fiber is probably good for me.
I think I'll have another.
I hope you're not laughing at my expense.