Happenings at The SnK: July 28, 2017

Click the image above to visit the Native Prairies Association of Texas website.

Once again, I’ve let a month slip by since posting. I’ve really got to work on that.

So, what’s been going on?

We’re in the middle of deer counts, and this year, we don’t even have to venture out back to see them. Almost every evening we see a number of them in the front field.

We’ve got several fawns this year and they’re so much fun to watch. Quite the sight when the run and jump in play. The adults look at them like “Really?”

In addition to the deer counts, we’re still moving forward with the grassland restoration project in the old hay field. Plans are to plant the seed before the end of August. I’ve got to line up the seed drill and get the planting scheduled.

After the late Winter burn, Milkweed has come up in the front field. Since it was to be sprayed again (Herbicide) Selena dug up as much as she could and transplanted it around the garden area.

Most of it handled the move fairly well. A number of the plants had seed pods and a bunch of seed ended up scattered nearby. We’re hoping that we’ll end up with more plants next year.

So, why is there a Native Prairies Association of Texas graphic at the top of the page? Because we’ve been part of getting a Victoria, Texas area local chapter. We had the first organizational meeting on July 19, with a number of folks showing interest and sharing that they have friends that are also interested but couldn’t make it to the meeting.

We’ll have the second meeting in early September.

I don’t know about y’all’s place, but in South Central Texas we’re in the heat of Summer. We’ve had a few 100 degree days this past week and it can be miserable in the middle of the day. Yep, we hide in the AC during that time.

Until next time, Y’all take care.

Keith, the K at The SnK