Monthly Archives: January 2012

I never knew it would be this messy!

Matt Barnes throwing a log in the fire yesterday. Gardens need to be weeded to be beautiful. Plants need to be thinned so that the remaining ones are healthier. Unwelcome plants need to we weeded out. It was with this … Continue reading

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Planting Ginseng

American ginseng, (Panax quinquefolius) We only have a few wild Ginseng plants at the PGT so I’ve been out planting seeds. Ginseng used to be common but it is so valuable as herbal medicine that it was over harvested. The … Continue reading

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Joan Died today

Joan Domke, 1922-2012 My mother died today. She was the co-founder of the PGT. She had a stroke three-weeks ago which left her bed-bound. We honored her wishes and kept her at home here at the PGT. Visitation will be … Continue reading

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New Bird: Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll, (Carduelis flammea) Redpolls are rare in Missouri, so I yelled out when I saw one at our feeder today. This is the first time the bird has been seen at the PGT! I had there very close looks … Continue reading

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Backburn by the Cemetery Field

Duncan and Matt started doing controlled burns again today. It had been too wet for the last couple months. Burning is one of the key management tools on the 600-acres at the PGT.

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