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Raspberry bushes
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ret    Posted 02-12-2005 at 13:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
daughter has a lot of fencing for the size of their place, and the bushes are taking over. Any animal like a goat or sheep that will clean them out?

deadcarp    Posted 02-12-2005 at 16:02:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
get a few rabbits & use 2-ft chicken wire for a fence - they'll ring the bark - my cousin did that, free meat & no mess. :)

Fawteen    Posted 02-12-2005 at 13:54:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sheep love 'em. They'll eat 'em canes and all.

At least, mine will, when the little thieves can get at 'em...

Melanie    Posted 02-12-2005 at 14:05:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aw, man... that reminds me of the deep-seated, abiding resentment I still feel that Abe took it into his fool head to chop down my razz bush one year... haven't forgiven him yet. Those dam things were heirloom, fuhcryinoutlowd. Had been there since the original owners planted 'em. Grr.
I think I'm going to replace them this year, though... razz stems and leaves, when dried and steeped, make an excellent blood-building tea, and can be used as a natural diabetic aid. Cool, huh? When I was carrying my firstborn, the nurse advised me to drink fresh raspberry tea to strengthen my girly parts for the upcoming battle... and I had a really easy first birth. I don't know if it works, but I do know a good glass of iced raspberry leaf tea is a tasty summer cooler.

tina    Posted 02-12-2005 at 17:57:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please share the recipe for raspberry tea! Sounds De-Lish!

ret    Posted 02-12-2005 at 15:39:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
think I will stick to the sheep idea, got enough bushes to put snapple out of business. I sure don't need a hot to go sheep running around with tough girly parts though

Fawteen    Posted 02-12-2005 at 14:42:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy, Miss Melanie, long time no post!

I transplanted a mess of semi-wild raspberries from a spot where a neighbor wanted a garden patch, and they just went nuts. I have two rows about 25 feet long. I LOVE fresh raspberries.

Durn things never set a berry last year, the cold wet Spring done ruint the blossoms. Hope to do better this year.

How do you go about making the tea? Do you dry the leaves first? The more specific you can be the better off I'll be. Think of me as tea-challenged...

Gonna try and find me some horehound herb this year too. LOVE horehound candy, and I read where the tea is good for ya too.

Les    Posted 02-12-2005 at 14:22:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
"strengthen my girlyparts" she say. ROFLMAO!

Ron/PA    Posted 02-12-2005 at 14:32:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wait 'til I tell mom what I learned today! LOL
Oh yeah, she won't care if goats eat plants.
Ron,,, No wonder I keep coming here, I'm puttin the tv on e-bay.

Burrhead    Posted 02-12-2005 at 16:37:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've seen some wimmin with purdy stout girly parts but I thought it was from plenty of exercise. I never thought they was on raspberry elixir.

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