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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Smart Burrs

We're all familiar with smart phones and smart TV's and smart this and smart that. Well have you ever seen smart grass burrs, my take on them? I don't have any idea where all grass burrs grow, but we have more then our share here is south Texas and a good portion of them are in my yard. I've fought them, I've hoed them, I've pulled them by the roots, I've sprayed them with weed killer and nothing gets rid of them. So I resorted to letting my neighbor mow my yard every time he mows his and that is often. Of course I pay him but I came to the conclusion mowing them was keeping the burrs from growing tall and being tracked into the house. Ever step on one in the middle of the night walking on the carpet? Ever try to pull one out of a piece of clothing when it was washed and dryed in it? All I can say it is one big "OUCH". It worked for a while with the neighbor keeping the grass mowed short and keeping the burrs from growing tall until the grass burrs got smart. Now the plant spreads out and hugs the lawn so the mower slides right over the grass burrs mowing the grass and leaving the grass burr plant to make those hurting burrs for me to step on and bring into the house and on to the carpet. Thus---SMART BURRS.

9 comments:

Sharon Qualls said...

Hmm, that is being smart! Darn weeds!

LV said...

I know exactly what you are talking about. Having been born and raised in the country, I have had my share. They hurt something awful.

Chatty Crone said...

OR OUCH BURRS!

TARYTERRE said...

rotten burrs smart or not for causing you headaches.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Indeed!!! And, when I get them, it's not just one, it several. On my tennis shoes, and they find their way THROUGH the soles and sides and tongue of the shoe! Not to mention finding them in the laundry. I think they have the ability to JUMP!

Belva said...

I don't exactly know what the grass burrs are, but I think they are like the variety of burrs that cling to the dog after she runs through the fields behind the fair grounds. They must really get imbedded in a carpet. It's a wonder how every species strives to stay alive and propagate.
I'll be back soon.

Jon said...

I absolutely HATE grass burrs. My yard was covered with them when I lived in West TX. They were also a constant annoyance when I was a kid living in California.
I still cringe when I think of stepping on them when you're barefooted!

jack69 said...

Methinks you hit a nerve. Yep here in NC home base I noticed a few a couple years back now they are multiplying like rabbits. Imma thinking it must be all over, yep they seem to be Smart-burrs. LOL U B witty!

Rose said...

It would make me want to take a blowtorch to them! But they would probably only come back double.