Here on the Colorado prairie is certainly where the tumbleweeds tumble.
So what is a tumbleweed? you may ask. A tumbleweed is usually Russian thistle, an invasive plant that has overtaken areas of the American west. It dries out in the fall, becoming almost woody. Then when the wind blows, the tumbleweed breaks off and tumbles everywhere, spreading its seed and reeking havoc. They will get stuck in fences, against house, etc. They are also a fire hazard.
During the 2013 summer season, conditions were very favorable for the Russian thistle. Russian thistle grew taller, fatter and more plentiful than usual. This winter and spring, we have a huge tumbleweed problem. This means that there are tumbleweeds tumbling everywhere and being even more than a nuisance than normal.
This spring (2014) is proving to be more work than usual. Before one begins anything, one must first dig out…
I’ve linked this to the Prairie Homestead’s Barn Hop 153.
Posted in A Day In the Life, Weeds by Laura with 4 comments.