7 Ways To Kill Poison Ivy

I am highly allergic to poison ivy so I read with interest Realfarmacy.com’s article on  some unique ways to obliterate the offensive green vine. 

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My favorite way was to get some goats because they love to eat it.  Another is to use gin, but what a waste of good booze. And I don’t even like gin. My favorite way to kill poison ivy is to spray it with vinegar.

Not the good stuff. Just regular white vinegar.

Poison ivy’s real name is Toxicodendron radicansThe allergic agent is called urushiol.

7 Ways To Kill Poison Ivy Without Using Roundup | REALfarmacy.com | Healthy News and Information.


Osprey Update

As I reported earlier this spring, the male osprey arrived from South America and a few days later, at the end of March the female flew in from South America. They wasted no time starting a family.

By April 20 there were three eggs and about 40 days later three baby chicks were seen in the nest. Recent observations show that there may be only one remaining chick. Baby Osprey

The very wet weather of the last two weeks may have played a role in the apparent deaths of the other two chicks.

Lyme – Controversy over how sick it makes patients

Good Boston Globe article on Lyme disease.  

Covers a lot of Lyme related topics, especially the controversial ones.

Click to read: tick_540x405

Lyme disease is on the rise, and so is controversy over how sick it makes patients – Metro – The Boston Globe.

A Dirty Word in Health Care: Managed Care

Quotation Mark Close Black

Lyme disease is the first infectious disease of truly epidemic proportions that emerged hand in hand with another new phenomenon affecting the health of Americans: the penetration of managed care in to the health care market place.

NEWS: “Sometimes a little rebellion is necessary” | LymeDisease.orgLymeDisease.org.