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Porcupine Grass – Hesperostipa spartea

One of the most elegant grasses of the prairie is porcupine grass. Few plants animate wind and light conditions as well as this cool season native. But for all of its grace, few plants cause more pain to the non-observant … Continue reading

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Fire, some thoughts

I watched the fire run up to our production plots and thought “this epitomizes my farm career: I can’t keep up.”  Plums keep sprouting in new locations before the old thickets are brought under control.  A controlled burn (really) last … Continue reading

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More fodder for thoughts on plots

Aha! Found this article on Science Daily (see text below if the link dies): http://tinyurl.com/o23fspv I have suspected that forbs and grasses should and can grow together in our plots. The trick is figuring out which ones work together the … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on the Native Seed Conference

During the drive home from Santa Fe I studied my notes of the conference and developed a list of things we will try and reflected on some issues we cannot resolve but should follow.  My favorite quip was “we need … Continue reading

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