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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

WAR OF THE THISTLE


The battle against thistle is not to be won in a single afternoon.

Several weeks ago, you may remember, our farmers mowed down most of the oat crop in recognition that the thistle had too strong a foothold. This morning, Intern Matt returned to the same field to mow down any new thistle growth, lest the next crop planted there succumb to the same fate.

Pictures here:





3 comments:

Kraxpelax said...
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Kimme said...

In the photo of the guy mowing the thistle plants,why are the two cinder blocks hanging from the seat?

Anonymous said...

The cinder blocks help take weight off the horses' necks by balancing the weight of the tongue.

I've been talking about replacing them with a tractor's engine block....

Farmer Rob