We had some unwanted excitement Saturday morning. While walking the dog in the desert, Ginger (the dog) unexpectedly ran into a small javelina family of 4. Being that they are fairly blind and deaf, they were startled and defended themselves instinctually. This meant Ginger got 4 nasty cuts, some stitches, and the cone of shame.
It also was lucky she didn't get a punctured lung, arterial bleeding, or a one-way ticket to doggy heaven.
On a lighter note, the silks in my corn plot came out this week and many of the stalks have ears now with silks.
The tassels are anthers, male flowers with pollen.
The pollen is wind born to the silks. Silks are the female flowers and each silk is a pollen tube for each kernel. Hopefully the ears will be full of kernels. I suppose I could try to manually spread the pollen. I did this morning give a stalk a shake and blow towards the other stalks, but that seemed futile.