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Re: Hi I'm A Newbie with a ??

Well, I can vouch for that too....our Boer goats have taken care of ALL
the poison ivy down by the ponds. We actually had some people ask to
borrow some to clean up around their place, but they didn't have a fence
that could hold them in so we said no. They are too expensive to lose.

Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
One more thing about poison ivy...if you are clearing a dense area, you
might use goats...they love the stuff and will leave any ferns that are
growing...we have a native garden in Knoxville that use goats to clean up
kudzu and poison ivy...only problem was that they had to fence them with a
guard dog to protect them from neighbor dogs that would bother the goats.
Bonnie ETN Zone 7

> [Original Message]
> From: 
> To: 
> Date: 8/31/2004 10:52:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hi I'm A Newbie with a ??
> Welcome, Holli. We are always happy to have a new member. I have had 
> sporadic poison ivy vines. I found that the Round-up for brush works
well with 
> only a couple of squirts a few days apart. I am so leery of using any 
> chemicals at all in my yard that I generally just spray in on a couple
of leaves, 
> and, voila, the stuff dies. Since I don't have a real problem I have
been able 
> to find it when it is small. 
> Do you keep cats? Many of us do so you'll probably be seeing off topic
> comments on our babies.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
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