The joke was on me. Several years ago, for no apparent reason, the neighbor's thistles became fewer each year, finally disappearing. Turns out some little bug was imported from someplace, a bug that lives in thistle flowers and eventually kills the thistles. The neighbor, I'm sure, never knew what happened. He probably didn't even notice they were gone.
Nowadays our main plant pest is this:
|You can see how thick they are in places|
I told Cliff that after he mowed, I would get out there and pick up as many as I could. He told me to pile them up and he'd take them to the ditch with the forks on the tractor.
I was piling some weeds on the other side of the electric fence. The horses came along and started picking through the pile, just in case I was tossing some good stuff their way.
I think I've done all the weed gathering I'm going to do for this season.
I'm hoping some farmer will come along and tell me what the name of the weed is. Cliff calls it horse-weed, but I know that isn't the proper name. I went to Google images but didn't see anything exactly like my weed. Dock looked vaguely similar. Could it be dock?