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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Just Learned Something

When looking at THIS site about pokeweed...I clicked on  THEGIANTLEAPARDMOTH...just being curious. I have seen one of these here at my house. They are very beautiful. I guess because we have so much pokeweed, we have these beautiful moths.

I don't think I will ever eat pokeweed. The site says even after boiling three times, and each time discarding the water for fresh water doctors seemed to think it still had poison in it!

13 comments:

lsfp1960 said...

I'm so glad I live in an area where we don't have a lot of bugs.  I can't stand any kind of moths because they always seem to fly into your face or hair. Icky!  Linda in Washington state  

madcobug said...

That moth is beautiful. I played with and my children probably did also the wooly bear worm LOL. Have you ever had birds eat those pokeberries and then left their purple droppings on the top or hood of you hot auto? I am sure you have. It's near impossible to get it off LOL. Helen

breakaway1968 said...

WOW that moth is really pretty!  

gen0507 said...

You won't have to worry about me eating it either.  My Mom loves it though.  YUCK

Hollie

plieck30 said...

Did a little checking on a couple of sites about the pokeweed after reading your last entry. Guess I won't be eating anything that has to be boiled three times and the water discarded each time. Oh well it was interesting anyway. Paula

deshelestraci said...

I'm with you - no poke sallit!  We have some big 'uns in our back yard.
Traci

bojgill4375 said...

I have never heard of anyone I know eating pokeweed. Always thought it was a weed and guess I was right. Saw where it was really bad for a horse too. I don't think I have seen that kind of moth at our place. Janie

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly that Moth is beautiful ~ havn't seen anything like it here ~ I'm glad you are not going to eat any Pokeweed I don't think I would either :o) ~ Ally x

vfetui said...

Hey Kelly,
In my youth when I would visit relatives who lived in North Alabama out in the country, I ate what they called Poke Salad with no ill effects.  It was quite a common food then and even now.  I will tell you if you want to know how it tastes without actually trying it, cook spinach and break an egg into it and stir it in.  It tastes exactly like the Poke Salad.  And by the way, when my mom who is now in her 70's was a little girl, she said they used to take the berries and draw jewelry and sandals on their hands and feet with the juice.  Just a little FYI!  Take care!
Vicki in Birmingham

rdautumnsage said...

I was wondering about what Pokeweed was, now i know. The moths are gorgeous. It's worth having the pokeweed around for them. (Hugs)Indigo

solace223 said...

My alerts apparently stopped working for your blog!  I am SO FAR BEHIND NOW!!!!!  I promise to get caught up soon.  I didn't purposely stop reading, I thought you'd fallen off the planet for a while and that's why I wasn't getting alerts.  Tonight I thought, I'd better check and make sure everything is ok with her and low and behold, new entries!  Damn that Aol.  ;)  Hope everything is going well.  I'll start catching up tomorrow night hopefully!
Jamie

bhbner2him said...

So you'll never have the nickname "Poke Salade Annie".  ;o)  -  Barbara

wwfbison said...

We have them or something related here as well.  They hang on my screen door through the night and are there each morning.  I don't think we have pokeweed though.  LOL
xxx
Lisa

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