Friday, October 28, 2011

A Friday Diversion: Tumbling Tumbleweeds

Drifting Along, Tumbleweeds Are Piling Up Across Plains. (The New York Times, 10/28/2011)

“It’s kind of like snow,” said Wiley McFarland, 83, a longtime rancher and community leader who wearily recalls pitchforking thousands of the plants out of his irrigation ditches and cattle corrals during particularly bad years. “But tumbleweeds don’t melt and go away. They sit till you get rid of them.”

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