Poison Ivy

 

 

poison ivy is deceptively pretty.

poison ivy is deceptively pretty.

 

Goats love to eat poison ivy.  This is true!

To eat said poison ivy, a fence needs to be built. True again.

fence row covered in poison ivy

fence row covered in poison ivy

after goats had been eating the fence row for 2 days!

after goats had been eating the fence row for 2 days!

solution: a goat grazer

A beautiful plan . .

 

Did I win?

me, after my "victory" over the poison ivy!

me, after my “victory” over the poison ivy!

. . .call me crazy, but I still like the look of that fence row!

2 Comments

  1. Haha, Joy, I was handling a beautiful plant with lovely flowers, trying to determine what they were. After looking closely at the blooms from every angle, I looked at the leaves… Poison Ivy! I had been touching it, and wiping the sweat off of my face!

    I got right home and washed it all off with lots of soap. I don’t know why I never broke out (I never have), but several in my family have strong reaction to Poison Ivy, and I wasn’t going to risk rubbing to oils on to them!

    Great pictures! And I do think Poison Ivy is a lovely plant (to look at away from my property)… 😉

    • In the future, oil (like coconut oil) takes the poison ivy essential oils off your skin better than plain soap!
      The berries have deceived me before!

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