The Reason God Made Hawthorne Bushes

| 12/10/2013 8:58:00 AM

Tags: Valerie Root, Root Farm, Sheep, Calves, Sculptures, Sow Bear, Frost, Fire, Hawthorne Bushes,

Hawthorne Bush

Valerie RootThis! This is the reason God made Hawthorn Bushes. I forget all year that there might be a good thing about these horrible, thorny and obnoxious weed bushes. When I see this scene in the winter I remember something good about Hawthorn Bushes.

This makes me forget the thorns tips broken and stinging in my arms after running into the bush after a lamb or calf. Having the thorns gouge me in the eyes trying to rescue a runaway critter. Tangling in my hair until Russ has come and get me out of the thorny patch. They have a poisonous property somehow because if we get too many cuts or pricks then we swell up and those spots hurt for days.

But most of all, I hate how many of my favorite shirts these things have stolen from me. They snag worse then nylons. I am repairing holes in all my clothes from these powerful needles. We cut, burn, saw, and they come back faster then not.

Here is a picture of one branch of the terrible spines that a Hawthorne Bush carries. I lose every time I have a fight with one.

Hawthorne spines

12/17/2013 4:42:08 PM

Nebraska Dave, I agree with you. I don't think there is a fence made that will keep a determined bear out of anything. I am sure she was to busy fishing to pursue but I sure am glad she didn't. Once in a while we accidentally make the clear ice covers too. I haven't done so this year though. You have a great day as well.

12/13/2013 8:41:24 AM

Valerie, awesome pictures. Those kind of scenes happen here too occasionally. The clear ice covered pictures are great as well. I'm certainly thankful that we don't have to deal with bears here. I don't know that any fence would keep a bear from going where they want to go. Maybe a tough electric fence might. The pretty much rule their territory. Hopefully, the bear will move on and not come back. ***** Have a great fence building day.

12/11/2013 1:30:50 PM

Thank you Mary. I think frost is so beautiful also. I would so gladly share our numerous bushes with you. Nothing greedy about me you could have them all.

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