Over the last couple of weeks approaching the holidays I've finally had some time to myself. So I got the fireplace roaring a couple nights in a row and delved into my father's 6 old 'Foxfire' books from the 1970's and 1980's. For those of you not familiar with the 'Foxfire' magazine or the 12 book series, it essentially was, and is an attempt to put into writing...in a 'random' format...many of the 'Old World' and / or 'Appalachian' ways of doing things, before that unique knowledge (mostly unwritten) fades away as the people of those regions modernize, and the older generations slowly dies off. What caught my eye to put into lawnsite was some things in 'Foxfire 2' (printed in 1973 by Anchor Books). There is a WHOLE CHAPTER in it that describes 'Spring Plant Foods', many of which name the very same 'weeds' in actual RECIPES that you and I struggle to control on our customer's lawns every year! Now...bear in mind that the folks being interviewed in this book are mountain people from Rabun Gap GA...right at the very northeastern tip of the state. (The kids doing the 'interviewing' were all high school students at the nearby Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.) So what's different about 'weeds' that you'd find 'isolated' in a mountain setting like Rabun Gap in 1973, vs. the feasibility of 'cooking up' the same 'weeds' in and around a residential neighborhood today? .............. 2,4-D...etc. That's what !!!! So... What I'd like to do is to blog on to this thread a 'weed recipe' once a week or so until the busy season kicks in. If you've got any (serious) weed recipes feel free to join in. If things warm up for you enough and you are interested in trying any of the recipes that I will blog on to this thread in the coming weeks, you must 1st be certain that you find a site that is absolutely 'VIRGIN' of any prior SYSTEMIC herbicide applications. That in itself could be tough to do for some people...!