Unintended Consequences

The first year I was on the farm I put up a bird feeder. I stopped filling it once I realized that there were thistle seeds in most commercial bird feeds. Even now, years later, I sometimes run across this . . . .




  1. Almost all “weeds” have some type of useful purpose but that doesn’t mean that I want to encourage growth on my property. Bindweed is a classic example. (And for anyone buying hay — if the field has bindweed, depending on the time the hay is cut and baled, the chances are good that you will end up with bindweed on your property as the seeds will pass through the animal eating the hay and germinate. Cheap hay is cheap for a reason.)

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