Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Beware! It's Poison Ivy Season!







Six years ago when we moved into my husband's parents house it was very overgrown outside- so I started chopping, pulling and, cutting down weeds. There were tons of vines I could not identify so I aked my husband what they were. He replied" oh those are wood vines, I pull them up every year. So I commenced to start pulling- a few days later I woke up to a whopping case of Poison Ivy- I had never had it before and was not sure which vines gave it to me. I had it so bad it took 6 weeks of prednisone therapy to get rid of it. Until a few days ago I had been very cautious- spraying outside with Roundup so I would not touch anything.



A few days ago I was walking by one of my flower beds and saw what appeared to be an Ivy vine crawling through my flowers- not thinking I reached down and pulled and pulled until I got it all out. Well a few days later I found out that I was correct- it was any Ivy vine- Poison Ivy! I now have poison ivy on several spots om my right hand- I decided to get on the web to see if I could find something that looked like what I had pulled up- and I did and sure enough it was poison ivy. I also found out that not all Poison Ivy does not looks alike so I am posting some pics for those of you who do not know what it looks like. I also found out that there is 3 leaves in a cluster on Poison Ivy plants- the way to remeber is- if it has three- let it be!

2 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

That's one thing Deb I have never had but I will remember your warning:) I've seen people with it and it looks so sore and itchey.

blessings Rondell

Debra said...

It is a good thing to have knowledge about- just don't pull anything you can't identify- like I did!

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