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Tales from the O-NO Ranch

Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

Boy, lemme tell ya, gentle readers, it is not hard for yours truly to get confused. In fact, the older I get the easier it seems to be getting. I haven’t forgot how to pull on my boots or fix a bowl of cereal ” you know, the necessary kind of things that single men need to be able to do.

What has me confused is an article I read Sunday about a new and special kind of grass that has been developed by one of the larger known companies and it is especially for golf courses. Yep, it must be good stuff if it is going on golf courses all over the country. You very seldom ever see a golf course that has bad grass.

Here’s the deal: This grass, I believe I read (but I didn’t keep the article to refer to) is a joint grass and it is hard to kill. It was designed to be hard to kill so when weeds were sprayed around the courses, this grass would thrive.

Well guess what, children? SOME OF THIS GRASS SEED HAS ESCAPED! Yep, it sure has, and folks are afraid that it may do some real damage. Oh no! The Forest Service is afraid that it cold invade our national forest and spread like wild fire.

“Sooooo … what’s wrong with that?” I’m askin’ myself.

See, this is where I’m gettin’ confused. I don’t understand why you would not want a grass that is good enough for golf courses to invade and spread across our national forests. Wouldn’t it improve our grazing ” not only for the deer, elk, moose and so on ” plus it would prevent erosion and allow more cattle to be grazed on public lands.

I think that the Forest Service is afraid that if they want to kill it, it would require a stronger herbicide than they would want to use around other plants.

I suppose they could just put out the word that the forest is full of JOINT GRASS and every hippie on the face of the earth would be up there pullin’ it up by its roots so they could harvest some good smokes!

Oh well, trust me ” I have other things to worry about other than worry if the Forest Service is going to make the correct decision or not about allowing a grass that they are not familiar with to invade and improve the forest.

Remember, a couple of weeks ago I told you that I’m an expert on nuthin! I would love to have some of that joint grass here at the O-NO Ranch and just let it run wild.

Hope your holiday was a good ‘un! Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c. ya.