The natural world around me, both a few steps and a few miles, away.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
My front yard is full of chicory.
I'm not one to put chemicals on the lawn, but, normally, it stays green enough around here that they get mowed down on a regular basis. This year, however, we're in a moderate drought, and the grass is not growing. My front yard was brown, except where the chicory was growing. It doesn't mind dry weather. I have an electric weedeater, and the cord doesn't reach out there. So, since Sunday, I have been going out every day with this little golf club thing, that has a sharp edge, and whacking it down by hand. I finished today! I don't think the lawn looks that much better, but, at least I don't have ugly stalks sticking up all over.
Just as a contrast, here's my front lawn. These pictures were taken after I got through wacking the chicory.
And, here's my back lawn, that's in the shade most of the day.