Anyone ever hear of the Devil's Horn. Me neither. Not until I moved out by the mill. These seed pods are huge. The pod itself is the length of your longest finger and the horns branch off even farther. I wasn't too worried about them until I heard they they can kill sheep.
I had seen one on one of our sheep's bottoms. I thought I'd be a hero, so I grabbed it. I didn't realize how good the pods are at burying themselves in wool. The sheep ran away and I had a nice gash on my finger. A word of advise, if ever you want to remove a Devil's Horn from a sheep, I would suggest either using pliers or immobilizing the sheep while you pull the pod out.
Of course I did this right before I hopped in the car with my family to go visit more family in Oregon. On our way up we passed Mt Shasta. I thought it looked like it had a wizard hat on.
When we stopped by a rest area past Weed, near an airport, Mum and I discovered that there is an ordinance guiding rock throwing.
Past Yreka, there is a barn with State of Jefferson painted on it. It was a movement to have Northern California and Southern Oregon become its own state. I heard it got pretty close to happening at one point in time.
Not far past the barn there is a metal cow sculpture. It is frequently dressed up. This time it was pink for breast cancer support.
The trip went well and the car ride back was uneventful. When I got back to the mill, I had a lovely view of the sky.