Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Milk Weeds And Thistles Bring Back The Memories For This Iowa Farm Gal

OK~ Today I was cruising down the gravel road and taking note of some of the weeds that are popping up. This one brought the memories all back!

Milk Weed In Iowa

I was immediately taken back to my childhood days of bean walking. Yep, I was maybe all nine years old and walking beans. You may ask, "What is walking beans?" Well, when we walked beans, we literally walked the bean field to pull weeds. With all of the controversy of kids working on farms today, I'm not sure nine year olds would even be allowed to walk beans. I'm living proof that kids will survive a little work on the farm. It kept me busy and out of trouble for several summers. By the time I was 12 years old I was a pro! The rows I walked did not have any weeds left, except maybe a couple of these prickly monsters.

 Thistle In Iowa
Summertime is in full swing here in Iowa. We have lots of heat, weeds, and we are praying for rain. For now, I will keep my eyes open for those pesky weeds and maybe round up a teen or young adult out of the house to get rid of 'em. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right? 

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