Beginning of Dallisgrass Removal

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.

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August Picture Update

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What a difference 2 weeks and 4.5″-5″ of rain can make! Everything is so lush and tall now!IMG_1870The blanket flowers are blooming again.

IMG_1869There are all kinds of crawling and flying things that I’ve never seen before.

IMG_1868The tropical milkweed is covered in aphids… No surprise there.

IMG_1867I’ve got a few Coreopsis blooming. This is one of my favorites.

IMG_1866I have no Idea what this guy is.

IMG_1865Quite a few things climbing on this milkweed.

IMG_1864This has never bloomed before so I need to find out what it is 😎

IMG_1859Another visitor

IMG_1858What kind of grass is this??!!

IMG_1862And this grass? What is it? I’ve got work to do!

Funds for Textbooks

So.
I'm not working right now. While we aren't broke, I'm not bringing in any money. I'd like to rectify that while keeping my schedule open for school and study.
My textbooks alone will be ~$600 this semester alone. If you'd like to help me with the cost of books, I'd like to point you in the direction of my ancient Etsy shop 😂
Jdstar.etsy.com
Where I will be selling seeds from the pocket prairie and other parts of my yard. Proceeds from seed sales will go towards those books. I cannot wait to dig into my books!

Let me know if there's something you're looking for or if you need more information 🌱❤️

August 2017

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. ❤️🌱