Those darn Canadian Thistles are very happy with the cool, wet spring we had. They are surprisingly prolific and juicy this year.
Since using chemicals is out of the question, my right-hand-helper gets to cut them off one by one with a long handled garden clipper.
Left to bloom, this patch could spread seeds across the farm and well into neighboring farms. On this day we found several patches like this to attack and annihilate.