Sunday, July 10, 2011

Early Summer at the Prairie Hill Farm Prairie

Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)
excerpt from HD video footage © Bruce A. Morrison

Already into the second week of July here and the plant progression on the prairie is really moving!  I've been trying to keep up with some maintenance here, especially where the county ripped out the old ditch out front.  We've got some fairly nice forbs and grass taking hold but still have big issues with sweet clover,  mare's tail, sow's ear and thistle.  Trying to be a good neighbor and all...besides it needs to be kept under control!  With the weather we've been having (heat) and the fertile bed of forbs there, pulling is my only option.  Between the heat, humidity and mosquitoes, its a mess to work with!

Prairie footage from Prairie Hill farm!

I've been out in the prairie remnants south of here the past week but have been spending most of my free time here or in the studio.  We do have some nice things coming along on the prairie here at the acreage and I've been shooting footage as I get a chance.  Here's another short video, this of just a few plants and things from the past couple weeks...

Enjoy!  And hoping to see ya on the tallgrass!

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