A Prickly Bite

Thistle plants have a flower head with spikes, and leaves that are adorned with tiny thorns that stick in your jeans when you walk through a thistle patch.

I have a love hate relationship with the Prickly Beauties.

The sheep seem to be attracted to the milky stems.  I've seen the ewes attempt to eat the flowers.  Cows will eat them too.


  1. Hello,
    I am so happy! I just got your newsletter, and I see that you have continued your blog! I did not know that! I quickly went back and looked at all the posts that I had missed, and I see one day, you even had a special picture of one of those super cool pups just for me!! THANKS! My border collies are asleep, so hopefully they won't find out how much I like those honey-colored pups of yours! I have a Maremma too! She is six months old and the cutest Maremma in the universe, and of course I am not the least bit biased! Thank you for continuing your blog. It is great!

    1. Your comment made my day! I am glad you made your back, it's lovely to know you're reading and enjoy seeing those pups and the guardians.

  2. Looks a bit like the lamb wool art I got from you :)


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