"Minor" subdivisions of land

Jill Taylor Bussiere jdt at itol.com
Sat Aug 18 09:18:27 EDT 2001


Sue,
    I would maintain that letting most of the lot grow into "weeds" is
beneficial.  And if they let the entire lot grow into "weeds", it would be
more beneficial than having any in lawn.

    And depending on what is grown and how it is grown,  production-wise,
"weeds" might be more benficial there too.

    I know I have been trying to readjust my idea of what looks good.  It
used to look good to me to see plowed fields all winter until I learned
about soil erosion, etc.  It still looks good to me to see mowed lawns, and
I know how destructive they are - I still have some learning to do there.
It used to look good to me to see gardens with no "weeds" whatsoever in
them, but since then I have learned the benefits to the garden and other
life to have plenty of "weeds" around.
                                                Jill, who is contemplating
turning her lawn into other things, but needs to talk with her husband

> I wanted to rely a funny thing that someone said to us the other day.  In
our
> area in order to preserve the 'agricultural' atmosphere of the area the
zoning
> has been changed from a 2 acre min. to a 5 acre min.  What we have noticed
is
> that the people can not maintain even their 2 acre lots and often the new
home
> owners will carve an acre or so of yard and let the rest grow up into
weeds.  We
> got a call from one of the new home owners in our area asking if my
husband
> would like to make 'hay' and bale his back 1 acre lot.  He has weeds
growing
> waist high!  I politely told him we have a special seed mixture we use on
our
> pastures so we would not be interested.  This is the second person to
'offer' to
> let us make hay from their weeds.  LOL!  Yeah, the green space looks real
good
> when someone else (a farmer) is maintaining it.
> Sue





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