Weeding out the brutes

Fainjin and Babess helped me – briefly – with the weeding this morning.  They enthusiastically pulled the tops off some oxalis and dandelions, waving them about and spreading seeds and bits of weed far and wide.  But they were helping.

“You should try to pull them up from the bottom, so you get the roots out too,” I suggested, demonstrating.

“OK!” they agreed quite readily, and went back to work, comparing their results with each other in amiable competition.  Fainjin couldn’t remember to say “root”, though, forever prepending a “b” to the word.

He did really well with one weed, and held up a medium-sized specimen with a long dangling rhizome.  “This is a big brute!” he proclaimed proudly.

I couldn’t help but agree.

© UpsideBackwards 2012.

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