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Wild Green Onions

Yesterday we got out & walked. I took note of how the grass was coming to life in small patches here & there & how a few pine trees have been taken over by bugs & destroyed. I also noted the wild onions that were popping up everywhere. I've never eaten any wild green onions, but they smell wonderful. Here in Georgia, at least in my area, the wild onions begin coming up in winter & are rather plentiful until late spring when the tops begin to die down. 

While most people can handle onions, horses can't. They can cause colic in a hurry. Most horses will avoid them, but rather than taking any chances, I don't let Cookie graze when they are up & growing. They grow everywhere! Along side the road in ditches, out in fields, anywhere there's soil. 

If you ride in the winter here in Georgia or the southern states, be aware of the Wild green onions that appear like sprigs or patches of grass here & there. Your horse can easily nip off the tops & eat them without a second thought. They may spit them out once that onion taste gets in their mouth, but they will all ready have swallowed some of the juice. Unless your'e absolutely sure it is only grass, don't let your horse graze while you're out on the trail. 

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