I filled the big blue trash can with what is probably 1/5 of the Dallisgrass to be pulled. It’s hot. I’m sweaty and I hope it rains again and the soil stays wet enough for the grass to come out easier. Nothing like digging in rock-hard dry dirt.
8/29 Update: as you can see in the bottom picture, I’ve been making progress. I worked for an hour or so after school yesterday and an hour and a half today. Hoping to get the last of it tomorrow. I’ll try to get some close ups to help you see what I’m working with.
What a difference 2 weeks and 4.5″-5″ of rain can make! Everything is so lush and tall now!The blanket flowers are blooming again.
There are all kinds of crawling and flying things that I’ve never seen before.
The tropical milkweed is covered in aphids… No surprise there.
I’ve got a few Coreopsis blooming. This is one of my favorites.
I have no Idea what this guy is.
Quite a few things climbing on this milkweed.
This has never bloomed before so I need to find out what it is 😎
What kind of grass is this??!!
And this grass? What is it? I’ve got work to do!
Things are drying out, thank goodness we got a good rain last week.
I was thinking next year would be the year that I focus on my grasses but I've also got to get some late July and August bloomers in there.
Right now it's just looking overgrown. Not very pleasing.
I also want to let y'all know that I'm going back to school. I'll be starting at OSU in Stillwater August 21 to study Rangeland Management. This is a starting point and the option that sounded like it would get me as close to studying the prairie as possible. I'm not sure what I'll do with it but I CAN tell you that I'm unbelievably excited to be taking botany and networking and meeting more people that love the same things I do. I'm also looking forward to the prospect of working. Earning money from the education I get. ❤️🌱