Bush/ tree... whatever it is they are eating it..... <picture>

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They've just been moved into a lovely field with grass upto their knees (lazy grazing- no need to even bend their heads down!)
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I noticed last night that they were both tucking into this...

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Does anyone know what it could be? They were both alive this morning, but would like to know what it is!
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Just so you can see that there is other things to eat in the field (and that im not only allowing them acsess to this unidentified bush/ tree thing!)

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We used to eat the young shoots and leaves when I was a kid - it was known as 'bread and butter' for some reason. Can't see it having any effect on your two.
 

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No probs- I only know cos I have it in my front hedge, I'm not particularly botanical
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I did panic a little last night, thinking it was an acorn tree... see thats how good I am at plants....

Think it runs in the household though...

I bought some herbs from a fate at the weekend.. big selection and have forgotten which is which...

OH only went and put CATNIP in the dinner last night!!
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I had to identify it again by asking the kittens to sniff each plant!!
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I think I should get a book!! xx
 

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We used to eat the young shoots and leaves when I was a kid - it was known as 'bread and butter' for some reason. Can't see it having any effect on your two.

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O K !! lol!

I think it is the end bits they are going for.. but then thats probably just to avoid the thorns!! xx
 

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Nope, mine all eat it
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. Then again, they're badly done to and starved on a regular basis...
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I just thought they were acting wierd, with all the lush grass about and there they are tucking into a thorny bush/ tree....

Sorry, another question... so is hawthorn a bush or tree??!! (every days a school day for me!!)
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Hawthorn, and that tree looks like a willow, both are harmless. Willow is in fact beneficial, mine all eat ours.
 

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Enfys do you know if that is white willow?? (im reading up on what are good herbs for horses and white willow is something i need) could save me buying it if i already have it in the paddock!!
 

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Enfys do you know if that is white willow?? (im reading up on what are good herbs for horses and white willow is something i need) could save me buying it if i already have it in the paddock!!

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I am no expert, pictures and identification details here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salix_alba

 
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