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COLUMN: Pond cleanout leads to cattail fever

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By Linda Ireland

 There are a couple of things you need to know about my husband Bud. He is the hardest working man I’ve ever met and he never, ever does things the easy way.

He became concerned that cattails were taking over the pond and endangering the cows’ water supply.

Those tall spiky plants appeared to be sucking it dry. 

He could have sprayed the cattails with herbicide. But we didn’t want to put any kind of poison where the cows and calves would be in contact with it – no matter how safe the manufacturer claims it is.


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