Aug 15, 2016

so delicious, so unfriendly

Yesterday our neighbor drove his tractor up the road and mowed our far field. Every year he's done this, just because he wants to, no payment accepted. He waits until late summer, when the nesting birds and baby deer will be out of the tall weeds.
This year, a new glitch, he hand pulled each parsnip plant, they had gone to seed, and put them in his front scoop thing to take home to his burn pile.
I am so glad he did this! its such a scary plant, and is spreading everywhere. he said he once brushed against it and had weeks of pain and cortisone shots (more than one!).
But i did wonder about the burn pile idea, which you ought not do with poison ivy.  have to look that up.

1 comment:

  1. hi Lucy, interesting about the parsnip plants. I have never experienced the burn; I will beware of the weed. Thanks. Enjah