6/14/2019 Summer Weeds

On the Farm

Summer Weeds Love the Rain.

On the Farm
Horse Nettle (pictured) and Pig Weed are two hallmarks of the summer pasture.  Both are spiny and a nuisance.  The cattle will eat the tops if they are tender, but tend to graze around them.  The meat birds in the pasture will do the same.  Who wants to eat prickly food?

We will mow the pastures after grazing now that these weeds have shown up in order to keep them from going to seed.  Post rains, we can also pull them up (and the pastures are very moist right now).  These weeds come in with the hay or can be brought along by visiting birds and deer.  

At the Markets
Celebrate Dad this week!  Father's Day is on Sunday and it looks to be great grilling weather.  10% off on Ribeyes and NY Strips should keep Dad happy.

Good to Know
New recipe to try - I get a weekly email from the folks at thekitchn.com about weekly meal prep plans and I plan on trying this recipe for brisket:  Slow Cooker Brisket Sandwiches with Pineapple and Slaw.  

Best Regards,
Gil and Amy Foster

Davidson Farmer's Market, 8 to noon, https://www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org/
Charlotte Regional Farmer's Market, 7:30 to 1, https://www.ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/charlotte/

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