Thursday, September 29, 2016
End of Summer 2016, kudzu and Bucatini all'Amatriciana
here) and their machinery propagated the kudzu vines to our front yard. Kudzu is from Southeast Asia and was introduced in the US in 1876 as an ornamental shrub then later on, in the Southern US, to feed goats and as an erosion control. But it grows rapidly and will cover everything in its path. There was a field close to our house with a small abandoned house in the center of it. Within 2 or 3 summers the field was totally covered with kudzu and the house was just a bump in the field. Below are some photos from a road about one mile away, kudzu around our mailbox and climbing on pine trees in our front yard. (The barn covered in kudzu courtesy UGA.)
link to ItalianAmericanRelief.org .)
I hope all my blogging friends had a good summer 2016, filled with good memories.