The war on thistles is being lost. There is one particular variety that is taking over the fields. I run the cows through. Then mow the thistles behind them. Again and again but it will not give up. I have tried all the organic remedies on small patches. It will not succumb. It sends suckers underground. This thistle hates shade so the only remedy I see is to plant trees everywhere. But I only rent this land. No trees allowed.
Do you remember when the big digger came through up on the bank and dug all the muck out of the ditch and slung it straight across the bank and on top of the wild grasses in the government land. It has all come back in thistles. Miles of it. If I used Round Up -and I don’t – even round up will not kill it. It is Round Up resistant. Soon it will flower and then all those thistle seeds will be blown by the westerly wind straight through the new wild flowers and across my fields.
Now, what the hell do I do about that. This is a rhetorical question. No need for a question mark. Or an answer. I am already battling acres of thistles.
My gates have dropsy. This is the fourth one this week -just falling off their hinges. Dropping to the ground. The ground is drying out and the gates are shifting. And the gates are Johns department. He is in charge of infrastructure. So now we are open plan until his next day off! That and I drained the batteries of two trucks, my car and the mower in the last two days. He was not impressed. I did nothing but try to start the vehicles. I turn them on and they are dead. It is a problem this draining of the batteries. Though I have lots of energy for a while.
Today will be better. Today there is just me – I can do that. And I will walk everywhere. I hope you have a lovely day.
Am I in a mood? Well maybe. I cannot always be frickin’ Pollyanna.
ps – Yesterday I was able to txt with my son who was on a plane travelling to Dubai. Can you imagine!
Weather report: Even hotter. With wind.
Monday 06/12 0% / 0 inMainly sunny. Near record high temperatures. High 96F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.