Thistle Hill Farm – Blog

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Category: Weeds

The chemical arms race…

…. was going to call this post “GMO Roundup” (pun intended). But it really is chemical warfare right on the farmlands of the United States.  It all started with Monsanto developing a powerful herbicide, “Roundup”.  The trouble was, Roundup not only killed weeds, it killed the corn. Not to worry, then Monsanto developed Roundup-resistant seeds […]

Whistle while you work….

You wouldn’t think that, with a name like Thistle Hill, we’d be making war on thistles.  But this is grandson, Church, on summer break, practicing his back-swing for tennis.  That’s what we tell him anyway. Actually thistles, which blanketed the farm 10 years ago, have virtually disappeared, particularly in the pastures where we practice mob […]