Thursday, April 22, 2010

Don't know why I bother...

I've been digging dandelions out of my yard by hand. Just the front yard. The back yard is hopeless.

I'm sore all over now.

I'd take pictures, but I'm not sure I can get my hands to work the camera at this point.

A few days ago when I was doing some work in the back yard, I noticed large shadows passing over me. I looked up, and what did I see? Vultures circling overhead. Okay, maybe I'm a little out of shape, but I'm not that bad.

What doesn't kill you will make you stronger. And just in case, the vultures are there to clean things up.

Happy Earth Day, everyone!

2 comments:

jo©o said...

Scary.
You are joking, aren't you?
I mean about there being vultures in Ohio?
Not harvesting those health-giving Dandelion leaves then?
The 'by hand' phrase has me wondering: what is the alternative? 'by foot'? 'by machine'?

ICQB said...

Hi Jo!

Yes! There are vultures in Ohio. Turkey vultures. They're sort of big.

And the alternative to getting rid of dandelions by hand is to dowse your lawn with chemicals.

I've never been a big fan of dandelion greens. Ours are chemical-free, but they are not dog-business free, if you know what I mean. Although we seem to be so inundated with burdock and dandelion around here that I wish I had the gumption to make burdock and dandelion soda.