2. A strange weed arising
3. No rain
Rick discovered this delightful foreign vegetation taking over, I'd estimate" 30% of the half-acre. He delivered a sample to MSU Extension Service (have I mentioned how much I love these people) and they ID'd it as being in the turnip/mustard family. Well great!
I called the store from whence the seed came and expressed my displeasure, trying to be as polite as possible while the volano was erupting in my head.
Then I called the "pasture guy" at the Extension Service back and he said those little turnip seeds could have been buried in our soil all along and when we tilled they were exposed to air and light, and voila -- a delightful addition to our already puny pasture.
Can you see me shaking my head??? The time and money we've invested -- ah yes.
So, we decided to let the donks out on the so-called pasture -- don't have much to lose.
P.S. Rick mowed all the weeds down a few days ago, so from afar, it looks like the real deal.