Friday, April 11, 2014

Small but Mighty

Another sign that spring is underway: the mustards—ah-CHOO—are beginning to bloom on southeast-facing hillsides. Hundreds of mustard species proliferate in Wyoming, I’m told. Most folks consider mustards to be weeds, but some sustainable farmers use mustards and other brassicas (such as radishes, rapeseed, and turnips) to help control nematodes, fungi, and invasive weeds.

Stockholders in companies which manufacture facial tissue and allergy medications probably have mustard pollen to thank for part of their proceeds!

Some of the pollen-est flowers I know!

“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” –MATTHEW 17:20 (ESV)

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