Friday, May 13, 2011

Garlic Mustard No More

After the first Garlic Mustard post, Joyce encouraged me to pull up the weeds. She supplied this link: The Lincoln Massachusetts 3rd Annual Garlic Mustard Pull. This web site includes lots of information and well as a very informative video (see below). But first, an explanation of the bumpy blog experience.

Blogger (Google's blog software that hosts Nuncketest) has had a rough 24 hours. Here's the story in Blogger's own words:

"Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that’s why you haven’t been able to publish. We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11th, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of restoring."
And as if that wasn't enough, feisty Feedburner decided to get into the act, whipping out an old post and emailing it about.

At this time, I am still waiting for recent comments to be restored here, and for posts, etc. to reappear on the NESBA blog I manage. Given that I have seen some recovery, I expect that all will come back perfectly.

The results of my weeding.

A close up of the root structure. These plants pull up easily.

Here's a fantastic video by Barbara Lucas on Garlic Mustard Identification and Control:

Garlic Mustard Identification and Control from Barbara Lucas on Vimeo.

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