9/19/2014

what cows leave behind

As I was typing the title, I realized that it could be taken differently than  what I mean, but that's ok. What I mean is that I have discovered two more plants that cows won't eat.  That brings the total to 4 including parsley and calendula. I haven't done any in-depth research to see if these 4 plants have anything in common to ward off being eaten by cows, but if I do, I will certainly let you know!

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spurge (euphorbia)


The things I learn by living in the middle of cow pastures paddocks.

18 comments:

Hetty said...

And buttercup! Groetjes from Holland Hetty

Amy said...

and it looks like you've got some euphorbia next to your succulents too :-)

Anita Johnson said...

I love this title! We grow sedum plants for a living...yes, rather odd. We were very grateful to learn that it is a plant the deer leave behind...they think my garden is a salad bar!

Marja said...

oh good so you won't have to fear the cows eating your plants. We had once a pony coming into our garden who ate everything in our garden

Kalantikan said...

Hi Bettyl, or Betty. Our cows in the tropics leave also what they don't eat, but since biodiversity is higher in the tropics they leave many types of grasses. By the way where is Taranaki, i am going to Auckland in Dec and have lots of days to spare when my sister is at work leaving me just in the house, haha.

Susie@life-change-compost.com said...

Hi from Portland, Oregon! Anybody with a "ten foot heart" has GOT to be somebody I want to know more about. So I just subscribed to learn more about you and your stunning home. What a story you have!

What is the name of the gorgeous snow-capped mountain on one of your photographs? Susie

PlantPostings said...

Huh. I had no idea. I've never lived on a farm, although cows are all around me but only a few miles away. Relatives have livestock, but I don't have much personal experience with them. I didn't realize they would eat just about any plant, but that makes sense. Kind of ties in with my most recent post, too. ;-)

Stephanie said...

I like that old weather fence behind the vegetation.

Grantham Lynn said...

Great pics. Thanks for coming by my Trail Class post!

The Artful Diva said...

NICE GARDEN - LOOKS SO HEALTHY

Karin M. said...

Your post is very interesting. I did not know, learned something again.
Best regards, Karin

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images Betty.

Sandra said...

the title made me laugh and i was shocked at what you really meant.. to funny.

retired not tired said...

Interesting! I have started a new meme called Memory Monday and hope you will join in.

Brzoza B said...

Welcome Bettyl!
These pictures are beautiful ... Regards from distant Polish ...

Carver said...

Great title and shots.

Debbie said...

a funny title and beautiful gardens!!!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I did a post on parsley yesterday, and today, I learn from you that cows don't eat parsley. There must be something inside the parsley even snails don't eat them.