The Boonducks... The abused kids took to the geldings like ducks to water. Their eyes lit up like christmas trees. The 8 mares are on their way to Texas. This week I sold a stallion who will have a nice harem in Cal. I also this week sold 2 geldings that I had in race training. One will start his dressage training this weekend and then be in competition with a 12 year old girl. The other will be at his new home on 500 acre estate with a 50 acre lake. He will have daily rides on the forest trails and around the lake with his new owners. When one door closes , another opens up. As for your clove extract/citric acid/ vinegar... I tried that and tried several variations. You need much more consentrated citric acid and vinegar which one can't readily get. also not reliable results, it may work on some individual plants and poorly on others of the same species. I now use Buckaneer, which is the generic for Roundup ( I posted Roundup as everone knows what it is ). It is the very same formulation. I use 8 oz diluted in 4 gals of water and add a splash ( 1/2 oz) of D-Foam, a surfactant, and a good squeeze of the cheapest dish soap ( also a surfactant). This is very effective on most species of vegetation and enexpensive...like HALF the cost of Roundup. Also I can use much less of it per backpack because the surfactant makes the water wetter by allowing the droplet to spread over the leaf surface thereby absorbed into the leaf pores much easier. Someday soon, I want to again raise a few ducks and turkeys as well as the chicken. I bone them out whole, then take the chicken and put on top of the duck , then put them on top of the turkey and roll them up and tie them into a roll then roast uptill cooked through. Add the usual Holiday trimmings and some good wine...and you get TURDUCKHEN ... Makes for the FINEST eating fit for a King !!!
- Master of the Silly