A not so fun morning digging up prickly pears. We don't have a lot of them on the farm. They are here and there and they are a nuisance. What works best for us with a small amount to remove is to dig them up, trying to get all of the root system and burn them.
Have to be careful though, the spikes are nasty. I'm glad to say my job was not digging. I was on wood collecting duty.
The fruit is spectacular to look at when cut. Jewel like with such an amazing colour but the ones I have tasted have been a little underwhelming. It's definitely relegated to the weed status here.
I was glad to have a nice place to work today. And a fire to keep warm while doing it.