Thursday, July 23, 2009


You have to look closely, but it is there.

I wish the rainbow meant that we actually got some rain. We got a sprinkling maybe. I have managed to only keep one pasture burdock free, so the animals are in that pasture. The grass is almost gone. I've been feeding hay to supplement. It is so frustrating. I have plenty of grass in other pastures, but they are full of $#@#@#! burdock in full bloom. If I let them in, there goes my fiber crop for the year, and it isn't exactly comfortable for the animals either. I just need a couple of afternoons (periodically) to get rid of the burdock.


Lily said...

Forgive my ignorance, but what does burdock do to the animals?

Annie said...

Burdock flowers are these annoying burrs that get stuck in the fiber. They are almost impossible to get out. When they dry, they also throw out these little barbs that are very irritating to the skin.