June is here, and weeding has been the name of the game this week. Although I don't use herbicides (despite not being allowed to use the highly regulated "o" word--you know, the one that ends with "-rganic"), I give myself full creative license to decimate weeds in almost any other way I like. This week, I opted for all of them.
On Tuesday, I appreciated the fact that my farm is only 2/3 acre when I rid the entire place of every last thistle with the help of my trusty stirrup hoe. Who needs a double-edged sword when they can have a double-edged hoe? The thistles fell to their knees and wept.
|Have I mentioned how much I like the Valley Oak wheel hoe?|
|the Beast known as BCS|
Finally, one of my favorite weeding tools came into play at the end of the day. The flame weeder is probably the most satisfying weeding tool of them all, because it's so easy to use, it smells like roasting greens, and come on, who doesn't love burning things up?
All in all, it was a bad week for weeds, which means it was a good week for Full Cellar Farm. Now I'd better get ready for round two!