These thistle plants put the Canadian thistles to shame.
Spray a little molasses water on the Canadian thistle and the sheep will eat them.
These thistles will puncture skin.
Last year, we had three of them in our pastures. This year, I counted ten.
A month ago, I mowed them to the ground. They laughed and came back, full and hardy.
The sheep, chickens and horses graze these pastures, so chemical control is out.
I try a mixture of dish detergent, white vinegar and water.
Now, they look like this.