Contrition

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Bless me Mother Nature for I have sinned…

In the continuing quest to fix the fence I have aided and abetted a total violation of my ethics. As I was heading off the buy fence supplies the neighbor came by. I sent the husband to talk to him to tell him to get a wagon out of my barn.

When I came back I found out what else they discussed.

Husband: He said that the only thing that works to keep the weeds off their fence is something called Roundup.
Me: Gasp
H: We should get some of that.
Me: Monsanto is evil.
H: What?
Me: Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, is evil.
H: Oh. Anyway why don’t you get some right now?
Me: I’ll be kicked out of the Monsanto is evil society.
H: Don’t tell anyone.
Me: Should I buy it at WalMart and violate all my principles at once?
H: Laughing That’s a girl. Get it all over with.

The problem is that I can’t really argue about the merits of it. Using a weedwacker to control weeds along the fence is demonstratably failing. If I want to electrify the fence all the way down it has to be clear of weeds. There are also weeds along the barn that we can’t weedwhack because it dings up the barn and kills the weedwhacker.

I’m not even sure if the Roundup will work. We have killer weeds here. They have huge woody stems that I can’t cut through without a saw.

At least I let my subscription to Organic Gardening lapse already. I’m sure if they found out I bought Roundup I’d be off the mailing list anyway.