It's official, I have recovered from my March run in with Poison Ivy. I certainly don't want to go through that again. My face has finally stopped tingling and has returned to normal; however, I have many wrinkles where there used to be none. Also have significant sagging over my eyes with loose skin. I really should have gotten myself medical attention a lot sooner but I just kept hoping it would get better but instead it just kept getting worse. Lesson learned!
Since summer arrived ahead of spring and winter never really showed up the invasive plant species on the property are at war against me and winning. Garlic mustard is the biggest threat at the moment. The 2 1/2 acres of woodland are just covered with it. I have been hand pulling specific areas closest to the edge and working my way back in. I am generating about 10 lbs a week of garlic mustard and that is after I have let it dry before bagging and disposal. I do compost; however, we are dealing with an invasive and the only choice is to bag it and get it off the property or it will just continue to spread. I have many other invasives to deal with but many can't be treated until fall.
Planting is in full swing. The potatoes are up and look great. Onions are doing really well especially when kept free of weeds. Garlic is coming along nicely. Corn is in process. Tomatoes got in on Sunday. Still lots to plant but to much to juggle at this moment. Still have a hundred orange coneflowers to get in pots along with tall coreopsis and many more perennial native plants.