Category Archives: Prairie Restoration

Garden Planning and Some Winter Chores

January is a slow time of the year for us at the farm.  Fortunately, there aren’t many pressing tasks either.  We’ve been working on burning the pile of willow wood from the tree that fell in June 2011.  Yesterday, we … Continue reading

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2012 Wrap Up, Looking Forward to 2013 and Beyond

2012 is the year I almost killed the blog.  On my fourth and last post of the year, we were looking forward to a great year of gardening.  Things went well early on.  I remember scraping lots of mud off … Continue reading

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And a Porcupine in an Oak Tree

After a break from the buckthorn project during the gun deer season, and with unseasonably warm weather at the beginning of December, we returned to buckthorn cutting.  We have some really big piles of cut buckthorn now and hope to … Continue reading

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The Buckthorn Wars

The first time we ever walked the property before we bought it, part of the trail toward the back was nearly impassable. Horrible, spiny invasive weeds like buckthorn and multiflora rose, both brought to this country from Europe and Asia, … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Farm in Pictures

Who knows how long these irises have been planted in the garden area at the farm?  However long, they’ve certainly survived quite the onslaught of weeds.  Tough, pretty flowers!             The garlic is growing like … Continue reading

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Meeting the Neighbors

A couple of weeks ago, we had a guy out to estimate the cost of taking down the scary, hollow, dangerous willow tree.  He showed up on time.  We chatted a bit.  We asked him not to hurt the nearby … Continue reading

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Let the Wet Prairie Restoration Begin!

Almost a year ago when we first made an appointment to look at the land, as we walked it with the real estate agent, he remarked on “how natural” the property was.   Sure the terrain was nice and the … Continue reading

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