Living the Country Life

Poisoning Content

Most spiders are harmless, but there are some you should avoid
We have huge wolf spiders around our deck and they give me the heebie-jeebies. At least they're not poisonous. However, there are a couple of venomous ones that you don't want to cross...
Lead poisoning in young children is caused by breathing or swallowing lead – and it's completely preventable.
A home that has loose or peeling paint and was built before 1978 poses a risk for lead poisoning. Mary Jean Brown is the chief of the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning branch of the Centers for...
Poisonous weeds found in pastures
Keep your livestock away from these pesky weeds.
Leave that pretty white flower growing in the ditch alone. Water hemlock is so poisonous, even a small amount could kill you. Learn to recognize it and stay away.
Radio interview source:  Rhonda Ferree, Extension Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   There are plenty of weedy...
Most hay fields are in their prime and ready to cut. Walk through your fields and scout for weeds. If a toxic weed ends up in the hay, ingestion can make animals sick, or even cause death. Radio...