07 May 2008

No Mow

Our landlord has a keen interest in just letting things go. We won't mention the condition of the house (bad vibes), but outside there is an odd array of random volunteer trees and patches of grass a foot or so high. I don't know what it is, but he hates having the grass cut. We suffer our share of ticks through the year, nothing bad, and the chickens think it sucks. However, right now it's not so bad. The wildness of our yard has invited a shabby meadow. There is color everywhere.


Razor Family Farms said...

You need guinea fowl! They'll clean up all the ticks and make for a yummy meal.


Check them out!


Jean Ann said...

How about pheasants? I would think they would love the tall grass...a place to hide...and they are so beautiful...

Anonymous said...

It sounds to me like you need a new landlord. What were those moving plans of yours again?

Twinville said...

The idea of snakes hiding in all that long grass worries me.
But the wildflowers sure are lovely!

Kelly said...

Howdy all,
Thank you for the comments. Our chickens are pretty good at the debugging end of things, but the yard is huge (3 acres). There is something to be said about the wildness of our surroundings. It's quite beautiful at times, especially since we live in an area where everything wild is being developed. With that said, we do need to get out of here so we can make these decisions for ourselves. We are working on it, but academics isn't a field gushing with job opportunities. I'm not complaining by any means, we feel for fortunate to be doing what we love to do. We just need to be patient.