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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
The only excuse for chemical warfare 
1st-Jun-2013 05:10 pm
I abhor poison ivy. It may be tasty to goats, but there are so many people in the world who are allergic - and so many people who I know who are allergic - that I can't tolerate it in my yard. I especially hate it when it grows in my berry bushes, waiting to trap the unwary berry-holic.

Round-Up Poison Ivy spray is my friend. I've emptied two bottles of the stuff so far this week in both the back garden and the front fence by the power line. The insult going on at the power line is that the ivy is growing around and inside my back-of-the-truck metal goat-box. It is creeping towards my new blue trailer. It must all DIE.

Why didn't I use the goats? Because, while the goats themselves are immune to the allergy, they carry the oil on their hair when they stand in it. We just sheared today. I would never do something like that to my shearer or my friends who come to help. Why not wait until tomorrow? It's supposed to rain.
2nd-Jun-2013 01:45 am (UTC)
100%agreed!! I'd burn it if that wasn't such a horrible horrible idea. It needs to die.
2nd-Jun-2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yep, like roundup on ivy.

If you have it near grass, 2-4-d can be used as its broadleaf specific, and won't harm turf grasses.
2nd-Jun-2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
I normally abhor using chemicals on my garden. However, as I sit here trying valiently (and frequently failing) not to scratch the horrible poison ivy I have been battling since Thursday, I have deemed Round Up Poison Ivy my new best friend.
2nd-Jun-2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
I usually try to stick to things like diatomaceous earth and insecticidal soap, because I like to eat things straight out of my garden without care or concern of what else is being consumed on them. But I believe that there are times and places for true scorched-earth policies, and poison ivy is one.
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