We’ve waged war on the goat heads in our backyard for years. If you don’t know what a goat head is, please click here. You have to see them in order to appreciate the damage done. Seriously, I’ll wait.
Glad to have you back. Anyway, the battle has been fierce. We eradicate the invaders only to have them conquer more land. They have defeated us time and time again, but never did they draw blood. Until now. This isn’t for the squeamish. (You’ll want to click on the pictures to see better.)
The trail of blood begins here…
You can see a couple of the goat heads laying on the ground, too.
Leads up the front step…
And ends at the door…
Most of the blood was on Koala Bear’s hand as well as Artistic Flare’s hand which she had cupped underneath.
LadyBug held Koala as Artistic plucked the enemy from her hands and knee. Then they helped her inside where I was scrubbing dirt from my hands (I was moving plants to new pots), so my hands were clean enough to help her.
We ran warm water over her hands and then I squirted a little bit of hand soap and told her to rub her hands together under the water as fast as she could. She was more than happy to comply. Ahem.
I then dumped peroxide over her hands. LadyBug helped Koala out of her jeans into some shorts and then Artistic dumped peroxide over her knee. Meanwhile, I turned to google to make sure there wasn’t anything else needing to be done. The main thing is to make sure they don’t get infected.
Then I grabbed the camera to uh assess the damage through the zoom lens.
Notice the thorn still buried in there? She wants her daddy to get it out when he gets home. Should I warn him about the blood drops that will greet him? Nah.
Her hands are a pretty shade of blotchy red and white with a dash of puffy holiness added in.
But her recovery smile is wonderful! Take that goat heads! You can’t keep a great warrior down.