Management Activities

Pearl Creek Farm: 8878 N Farm Road 75, Walnut Grove MO 65770

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Date Type Location Activity CrewNotes
2020-09-15 Native collection Greene: Frisco Highline Trail Collected Culver's Root seeds Edmond, Brian
2020-09-13 Native collection Home Collected Side Oats Grama seeds Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-09-09 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-09-09 Landscape Home Trimmed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-09-06 Native collection Webster: I-44 Collected White Indigo seeds Edmond, Brian Collected White Indigo seeds from two sections of a remnant prairie just west of Marshfield along the W-bound lanes of I-44
2020-08-26 Native collection Home Collected Royal Catchfly seeds Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-08-26 Native collection Greene: Frisco Highline Trail Collected White Indigo seeds Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-08-20 Native collection Home Collected American Bellflower seeds Edmond, Brian
2020-08-18 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-08-14 Native collection Greene: MO 123 Collected wildflower seed near FR 56 Edmond, Brian This was an unknown composite with sunflower-like yellow flowers and neat, three-part leaves
2020-08-10 Landscape Home: B Trimmed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-08-08 Invasive control Home: C7 Pulled spring of Wintercreeper Edmond, Brian
2020-08-08 Native propagation Home: H1 Planted several willow stakes in eroding stream bank Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian These have been sitting in water and still seem to be active but they don't seem as vigorous as they were before.
2020-08-08 Landscape Home: C Trimmed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-08-07 Landscape Home: A, C Trimmed trails Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-08-06 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-08-05 Invasive control Home: A2 Spoke with neighbor about fencing cattle out of Sandstone Spring Edmond, Brian The cattle here have taken to hanging out just upstream of A2 in Sandstone Spring. I called my neighbor, Shirley Van Stavern, about fencing them out of the spring branch completely or at least from the part shaded by the sandstone bluff in the heat of the day but she wasn't interested in working with me at all.
2020-08-04 Invasive control Home Sprayed sericea lespedeza in several areas Edmond, Brian
2020-08-01 Native collection Polk: Twenty-Five Mile Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Lead Plant, Prairie Clover, Obedient Plant, Wild Hyacinth, Wild Quinine, Goat’s Rue
2020-08-01 Native collection Polk: La Petite Gemme Collected Illinois Bundleflower seed pods Edmond, Brian Collected along the access road to the parking lot
2020-08-01 Native collection Greene Started keeping notes of future seed collecting locations Edmond, Brian
2020-07-30 Native collection Greene: Frisco Highline Trail Collected Coral Honeysuckle fruits Edmond, Brian
2020-07-15 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-07-09 Invasive control Home Sprayed sericea lespedeza in several areas Edmond, Brian
2020-07-08 Invasive control Home: C7 Sprayed sericea lespedeza on Twitchell Pond dam Edmond, Brian
2020-07-07* Native collection Home Collected False Blue Indigo seed pods Edmond, Brian Collected these over a couple of days.
2020-07-04 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Invasive control Home: DEF67 Sprayed sericea lespedeza in several areas Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Invasive control Home Cut several walnut, sycamore, sumac, black locust, willow trees Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Native propagation Home: H1 Sowed wildflower seed from Little Sac Woods in spring branch (now dry) Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Native propagation Home Cut several willow stakes for propagation here or elsewhere Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Native propagation Home: D4 Sowed wildflower seed from McDaniel Lake Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Invasive control Home: C4 Cut up a downed bois d’ arc tree near house Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Invasive control Home Killed several multiflora rose stems Edmond, Brian
2020-07-03 Native propagation Home: AB1 Sowed wildflower seed from Little Sac Woods Edmond, Brian
2020-07-02 Landscape Home Mowed and trimmed trails in Unit A and in front of the workshop Edmond, Brian
2020-06-28 Native collection Greene: MO 123 Collected wildflower seeds between FR 52 and FR 79 Edmond, Brian Ohio Spiderwort, Coreopsis, Others
2020-06-27 Native collection Greene: McDaniel Lake (north side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Trillium, Unknown
2020-06-27 House maintenance Home: Workshop Replaced main door on workshop Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom
2020-06-24* Native collection Home: A1234 Collected Ohio Spiderwort seeds from across FR 75 and in front yard prairie Edmond, Brian I’ve been doing this for several days now, not just on this date.
2020-06-18* Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-06-15* Invasive control Home Pulled several Hedge Parsley stems along trails Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian I’ve been doing this for several days now, not just on this date.
2020-06-13 Landscape Home Trimmed trails and cover boards on Trail C Edmond, Brian
2020-06-13 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-06-11 Landscape Home Trimmed branches along Trail C Edmond, Brian
2020-06-11 Invasive control Home Sprayed glyphosate on Poison Ivy and Sericea Lespedeza along all trails Edmond, Brian
2020-06-11 Landscape Home Trimmed trails and cover boards on Trails A and B Edmond, Brian
2020-06-10 Landscape Home Picked up downed branches along trails Edmond, Brian
2020-06-09* Native collection Home: A34 Collected Coreopsis seeds for later use Edmond, Brian I’m doing this work for sowing around the farm and for giving away. This is a multi-day project since the seeds mature at different rates.
2020-06-08 Landscape Home Trimmed branches and drooping vegetation along trail to Comma Pond Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-06-07 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-06-06 Native propagation Home: D34 Sowed wildflower seed in several places Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Two patches received the majority of the seed. These were bare heavy equipment patches that I had covered with leaves from other areas. I also sowed some seed on bare soil and in undisturbed areas to compare germination rates. Species included Wild Ginger, Yellow Violet, Common Violet, False Garlic, Wood Betony, Larkspur.
2020-06-02 Native collection Wright: Laura Ingalls Wilder Home (Rock House) Collected Common Violet seeds Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-06-01 Native collection Greene: McDaniel Lake (north side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Wild Ginger, Violet, Goldenseal
2020-06-01 Native collection Polk: Pleasant Hope CA (south side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Violet, False Garlic, Wood Betony, Phlox
2020-06-01 Native collection Home: B2, D3 Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Common Violet
2020-06-01 Landscape Home: Workshop Trimmed trees near workshop door Edmond, Brian
2020-06-01 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-05-31 Native collection Christian: Finley River Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Wild Ginger, Yellow Violet
2020-05-30 Native collection Greene: Little Sac Woods CA (west side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Mainly Wild Ginger and Yellow Violet but also False Garlic, Glade Onion, Wild Hyacinth, Larkspur, Wild Geranium
2020-05-28 Native propagation Home: D34 Sowed wildflower seed in several places Edmond, Brian
2020-05-28 Native collection Home: A34 Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Indian Paintbrush, Wood Betony, some of which will be sown on the farm in other areas
2020-05-25 Landscape Home: D4 Rebuilt waterway on south side of house into creek Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-25 House maintenance Home: House Cleaned out gutter at front door Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-25 Invasive control Home: B3 Pulled stems of crown vetch next to driveway Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-25 Invasive control Home: C4 Clipped and herbicide on split Bois d’Arc tree just south of house Edmond, Brian
2020-05-25 Invasive control Home: House Clipped and herbicide on Trumpet Creeper on west side of house Edmond, Brian
2020-05-24 Native collection Christian: Busiek CA Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Mainly Wild Ginger but also some Yellow Violet
2020-05-23 Native collection Greene: Little Sac Woods CA (east side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Phlox, Spring Cress, Wild Geranium
2020-05-23 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-23 Native collection Greene: Little Sac Woods CA (west side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Phlox, Wild Geranium, Wild Ginger, Larkspur, Yellow Violet
2020-05-20 Landscape Home: H123 Trimmed stray branches from boundary trail Edmond, Brian
2020-05-20 Invasive control Home: GHI12345 Clipped and treated multiflora rose, honey locusts, walnuts, bois d’arcs in creek bottoms and upper pasture Edmond, Brian
2020-05-19 Invasive control Home: C7 Pulled lespedeza shoots from Twitchell Pond dam along trail Edmond, Brian
2020-05-19 Invasive control Home: B4 Removed wintercreeper vine from post oak near SW2 Edmond, Brian
2020-05-18 Science Home Updated subunit and notes information for controlled burns database entries that were lacking them Edmond, Brian
2020-05-14 Wildlife Home Put out additional cover boards and tin Edmond, Brian Replaced cover boards at CS, SEd, PE, WS, TO, MP, SH. Replaced tin at MP, MT, DS. Added tin at CS. Added cover boards at NE, MT, SGr, DS. Added four types of small cover to ES: sheet iron, plywood, tin, faux appliance panel.
2020-05-13 Wildlife Home Put out additional cover boards and tin Edmond, Brian Replaced cover board at SB. Replaced tin at WA, OB. Added cover boards at SW2, SW3, CB, WA, CP. Added new tin and cover board at FE.
2020-05-12 Landscape Home Updated schematic farm map with point locations and trails Edmond, Brian
2020-05-12 Native propagation Home: D34 Sowed wildflower seed in several places Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Two patches received the majority of the seed. These were bare heavy equipment patches that I had covered with leaves from other areas. I also sowed some seed on bare soil and in undisturbed areas to compare germination rates. Species included Toothwort, Yellow Violet, various buttercups, and sedges.
2020-05-12 Native propagation Home: D34 Sowed wildflower seed in several places Edmond, Brian Two patches received the majority of the seed. These were bare heavy equipment patches that I had covered with leaves from other areas. I also sowed some seed on bare soil and in undisturbed areas to compare germination rates. Species included Bloodroot, Rue Anemone, Trout Lily, Toothwort, Yellow Violet, various buttercups and sedges.
2020-05-11 Native propagation Home: D4 Spread leaves over disturbed soil in a couple of places for native seeding Edmond, Brian
2020-05-10 Landscape Home Trimmed trails and cover boards Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-10 House maintenance Home: Workshop Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2020-05-10 House maintenance Home: House Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2020-05-10 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-09 Native collection Greene: Little Sac Woods CA (west side) Collected wildflower seeds Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Wild Ginger, Ragwort, Yellow Violet
2020-05-09 Invasive control Home: G2 Pulled a wintercreeper sprig Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-09 Native collection Greene: Little Sac Woods CA (east side) Collected wildflower seeds Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Toothwort, Spring Cress, Rue Anemone, Spring Beauty, sedges, buttercups
2020-05-09 Native collection Home: EFG23 Collected Wild Ginger seeds Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-09 Wildlife Home: D4 Attached cord to back of windows to protect against bird collisions Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-07 Landscape Home Created new location list for farm and published to web site Edmond, Brian
2020-05-06 Native collection Polk: Stockton Lake, Turkey Creek Area Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Spring Beauty, Common Violet, Yellow Violet, Toothwort, Trout Lily, Bloodroot, Rue Anemone, various Carex
2020-05-06 Invasive control Home: BC7 Reported fence in need of repair that was letting in cattle Edmond, Brian
2020-05-05 Native propagation Home: D4 Planted Scouring Rush along non-rocked areas of creek behind house Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-04 Landscape Home: D4 Shored up some washed out areas near creek Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-04 Native propagation Home: D45 Sowed Chicken of the Woods fragments Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-04 House maintenance Home: D4 Shored up retaining wall on south side of house Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-03 Native propagation Home: DEFG23 Sowed Chicken of the Woods fragments Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-05-03 Invasive control Home: I12 Pulled wintercreeper Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-05-03 Landscape Home Sold Craftsman tractor Edmond, Brian There is nothing to mow since there are only trails to keep clear now.
2020-05-01 Native collection Greene: Little Sac River Collected Scouring Rush stems and roots Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-30 Native propagation Home: D4 Sowed Dutchman's Breeches seeds Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-28 Invasive control Home: HI23 Pulled wintercreeper and multiflora rose Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-04-27 Landscape Home: D34 Collected unused white limestone and place in washed out areas near house Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-04-26 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-04-25 Native propagation Home: DEFG23 Planted 25 white oak trees seedlings Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Missouri Department of Conservation
2020-04-25 Native propagation Home: HI123 Planted 25 white oak trees seedlings Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Missouri Department of Conservation
2020-04-21 Native collection Polk: Stockton Lake, Turkey Creek Area Collected Dutchman's Breeches seeds Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-21 Invasive control Home: BC7 Reported fence in need of repair that was letting in cattle Edmond, Brian
2020-04-19 Invasive control Home: G3 Pulled up a colony of Japanese honeysuckle Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-19 Invasive control Home Clipped and sprayed several multiflora rose bushes Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-19 Invasive control Home Removed multiflora rose, Japanese honeysuckle, wintercreeper from several areas Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-18 Science Home Started keeping detailed management log Edmond, Brian Management activity prior to this date were gleaned from other records
2020-04-18 Landscape Home: D34 Spread leaves over disturbed soil Bartlett, Stephanie; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-16 Landscape Home: D34 Added new rock retaining wall for creek Edmond, Brian Wildscape Environmental Services
2020-04-14 Landscape Home: H1 Procured 2x6 boards to build bridge across creek Edmond, Brian
2020-04-12 House maintenance Home: House Fixed gutter near front porch Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian
2020-04-12 House maintenance Home: House Set stones back into front porch Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-04-11 Native propagation Home: BC567 Planted 25 white oak trees seedlings Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Missouri Department of Conservation
2020-04-11 Native propagation Home: H1 Planted 50 sand willow stems in eroded creek bank Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Missouri Department of Conservation
2020-04-07* Invasive control Home: EF23 Removed multiflora rose here and elsewhere Edmond, Brian
2020-04-01 Landscape Home Purchased electric self-propelled mower for trails Edmond, Brian
2020-03-01* Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2020-02-28 Landscape Home: D34 Removed five trees (three sycamores, two oaks) from creek banks Edmond, Brian Ozarks Certified Arborist
2020-02-15* Wildlife Home: B3, C1 Installed bat houses along driveway and on pole barn Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-02-15* Wildlife Home: D4 Attached cord to front of windows to protect against bird collisions Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2020-02-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABC4567, DE4567, GHI4567 Controlled burn on unit AC Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Cleaned up patches of fuel that didn't burn during January attempts.
2020-01-07 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Edmond, Brian; Gehlbach, Virgil; Van Someren, Tom; Others We essentially burned the entirety of Virgil's farm, approximately 200 acres. The Indian grass prairie to the east of the shed and extending a small distance west of the shed burned very hot even early in the morning. The savannah and woodlands burned less intensely but many areas still carried a fire fairly well. Virgil arranged for a neighbor (Gene) to bring over an ATV and water tank and three volunteer firefighters with two trucks to assist.
2020-01-05 Controlled Burn Home: AB2, BCD4 Controlled burn on unit AB Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian We cleaned up some unburned areas from yesterday. Several places that didn't catch yesterday burned easily today. A snag about 40 feet from the house caught on fire and burned all the way to the crown. After attempting to extinguish the flames with a garden hose, I called the Walnut Grove fire department who sprayed the snag and eventually cut it down and soaked it.
2020-01-04 Controlled Burn Home: ABC234, EFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit ABC Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Gehlbach, Virgil; Limpus, Shane; Limpus, Shawn; Van Someren, Tom The humidity for this day was reasonable for a good burn but the wind was variable, unpredictable, and too light to facilitate a good spreading of fire. Ironically, leaves, even in forested areas, burned better than some of the restored grasslands. The result was a very patchy burn and little attention to some of the northern burn units which will have to be cleaned up later.
2020-01-04 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Gehlbach, Virgil; Limpus, Shane; Limpus, Shawn; Van Someren, Tom This unit was burned as part of the upper pasture on our place. We started on the east side of the unit and worked up the south side. In reality, the two units didn't burn very well together and we had to relight in several places due to the light and variable wind (that wouldn't push the fire).
2019-12-27 Landscape Home Fitted new fire flappers Edmond, Brian
2019-12-08 Landscape Home: D2 Removed fallen tree on trail Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2019-11-09 Farming Home Collected several passion fruits to eat and sow seeds Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2019-11-04 House maintenance Home: House Measured and marked foundation slippage Edmond, Brian
2019-10-12 Native collection Cedar: Wah Kon Tah Prairie Collected grass seed Edmond, Brian Small native grass with very showy seed heads
2019-08-17* Invasive control Home: DEF567 Sprayed sericea lespedeza in several areas Edmond, Brian
2019-07-14 Science Home: ABC1234 Assisted Ethan and Casey in collecting native and non-native plants for classroom Edmond, Brian; Ethan, Casey
2019-07-07 Native collection Greene: MO 123 Collected wildflower seeds between FR 52 and FR 79 Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Spiderwort, Coreopsis along stretch between FR 52 and FR 60
2019-05-31* House maintenance Home: House Installed new water softener system Edmond, Brian Culligan
2019-05-04 Landscape Home: I5 Fallen girdled honey locust cut up and removed from fence Edmond, Brian
2019-03-31 Invasive control Home Killed multiflora rose and other shrubs Edmond, Brian
2019-02-03 Native propagation Home Sowed Hamilton and hand-collected native seeds over most places Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2019-02-02 Native propagation Home: A3 Started a time photo series of front yard prairie Edmond, Brian
2019-02-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABCDEFGHI1234567 Controlled burn on unit ABC Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom I have no detailed notes on this burn but I did note it was somewhat patchy. We burned part or all of the farm during this day. I believe I tried some clean up burning later.
2019-01-31 Native propagation Home Ordered wildflower seed from Hamilton Native Outpost Edmond, Brian Companion Grass Mix (Mesic, Dry), June Grass
2018-12-01* Invasive control Home: AB456 Sprayed winter annuals around front yard prairie Edmond, Brian
2018-11-29 Invasive control Home: BC5 Sprayed glyphosate on henbit, dead nettle, chickweed Edmond, Brian
2018-11-29 Invasive control Home: EFG567 Sprayed glyphosate on fescue, brome, other invasives Edmond, Brian
2018-10-24 Native collection Barton: Golden Prairie Collected wildflower seeds along roadways Edmond, Brian
2018-10-24 Native collection Dade: Coyne Prairie Collected wildflower seeds along roadways Edmond, Brian
2018-10-07 House maintenance Home: House Shored up deck from rotting support post Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day
2018-08-18 Invasive control Home Used “Glove of Death” control method on some sericea and poison ivy Edmond, Brian
2018-07-01 House maintenance Home: Workshop Cleaned and organized workshop Edmond, Brian
2018-06-24 Landscape Home: House Pulled trumpet vine from the front of the house Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2018-06-08 Wildlife Home: C3 Placed ultraviolet light and insect sheet for the evening Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2018-05-17* Farming Home: C1 Planted large garden of tomatoes and peppers Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2018-05-16* Invasive control Home Killed multiflora rose, walnut, black locust Edmond, Brian
2018-03-01* House maintenance Home Setup new composting site just below rain collection tank Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2018-02-18* House maintenance Home: Shed Moved rain collection tank to west side of shed Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Mathis, Stephen
2018-02-16 Wildlife Home: House Trapped and removed raccoon from house Edmond, Brian Southwest Nuisance Wildlife Control
2018-01-28 Controlled Burn Home: EFGH12, DE4567 Controlled burn on unit BC Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Cleaned up burning EFGH12, DE4567.
2018-01-27 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34, BC567, AB1, D4567 Controlled burn on unit ABC Edmond, Brian Cleaned up burning ABC34, BC567, AB1, D4567. Humidity and wind was good enough to get more fuel to burn than last weekend.
2018-01-21 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Day; Limpus, Shane; Limpus, Shawn We didn't have good lines for this pasture, so we struggled with keeping the north side of the pasture contained, but we managed. The burn was good and thorough.
2018-01-21 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Day The humidity was high but we got a fairly good burn on the restored prairie here due to the dry conditions for the fuel.
2018-01-06 Controlled Burn Home: ABCDEFGH12 Controlled burn on unit B Acharya, Sreekanth; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom The subunit (ABC2) behind the workshop burned fairly well but didn't burn the leaf litter completely due to residual moisture. We managed to black out the north fence line. Much of the rest of the forest leaf litter and some open areas didn''t burn well and will need some cleanup work later this spring.
2018-01-06 Controlled Burn Home: ABC234 Controlled burn on unit A Acharya, Sreekanth; Edmond, Brian; Orfin, Michael; Van Someren, Tom Some snow and ice were still lingering in the vegetation. This resulted in some patchy and incomplete burning. A lot of the leafy underlayer didn't burn through. This will need some cleanup later in the spring.
2017-12-16* Native propagation Home Cut fire lines around farm, including on neighboring farms Edmond, Brian
2017-09-15* Invasive control Home Girdle and painted herbicide on several Bois d Arc trees Edmond, Brian
2017-07-15* Native collection Home Collected native thistle seeds for distribution and propagation around the farm Edmond, Brian
2017-07-01* Invasive control Home: DEF567 Sprayed sericea lespedeza in several areas Edmond, Brian
2017-04-09* Invasive control Home Pulled wintercreeper Edmond, Brian
2017-03-19 Invasive control Home Killed multiflora rose, walnut, honey locust, autumn olive, and others Edmond, Brian
2017-03-12 Controlled Burn Home: CDEFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Much of this burned fairly well, especially with the wind gusts. It definitely wasn't dry enough here to get a thorough burn and much of the area, especially with a layer of brome, didn't burn at all. Most of the woods wouldn't burn, either, unless there was a thick layer of oak leaves to carry the fire.
2017-03-12 Controlled Burn Home: ABC234567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Although the humidity wasn't as low as I would like, the front prairie burned very well and thoroughly for the upper 3/4 of it (the lower 1/4 or so is still partially shaded and "behind" the rest in maturity). Much of the wooded sections of B567 is overrun with chickweed and wouldn't burn at all.
2017-02-05 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGH123 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian This was a pretty good burn in most places. There was too much winter greenery in some places, and the fire didn't burn far into most of the woods.
2017-01-11 Wildlife Home: House Trapped and removed squirrel from house Edmond, Brian Southwest Nuisance Wildlife Control
2017-01-09 Wildlife Home: House Trapped and removed squirrel from house Edmond, Brian Southwest Nuisance Wildlife Control
2016-10-01 Wildlife Home: C3 Placed ultraviolet light and insect sheet for the evening Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2016-06-22 House maintenance Home: Workshop Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2016-06-22 House maintenance Home: House Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2016-02-21 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Day Wind was steady NW, but varied a bit more W and somewhat more N. There were some stronger gusts. Most of the wooded portion of this unit didn't burn thoroughly and could stand for a very low humidity burn. The restored prairie burned very cleanly and quickly.
2016-02-15 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Day Winds were 10-15 mph from the S, SSW, SW, and occasionally gusting from the N or NW. Humidity was lower than predicted and the burn continued into wooded areas with adequate oak leaf fuel. Lots of areas wouldn't carry the fire. The large mulberry in H3 that forms three main trunks burned from the inside out. A fire line was created on Limpus just E of the fence. Twitchell's pasture didn't have much fuel so we worked the fire from his side of the fence without a serious problem.
2016-01-09 Native propagation Home: ABCD12 Sowed hand-collected native seeds in this area after several years of preparation Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2015-12-28* Wildlife Home: F2 Replaced cover boards at CB washed away by massive flood Edmond, Brian
2015-11-18* Science Home: House Temperature logger failed, started pulling temperature data from airport Edmond, Brian
2015-09-15* Native collection Greene Collected Amberique Bean on the farm and nearby roadsides for propagation on the farm Edmond, Brian
2015-07-08 Native collection Lawrence: Linden’s Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Horsemint, Shooting Star, New Jersey Tea, Black-Eyed Susans, Obedient Plant, Lead Plant, Prairie Clover, Indigo, Sunflowers, others
2015-07-08 Native collection Lawrence: Woods Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Horsemint, Shooting Star, New Jersey Tea, Black-Eyed Susans, Obedient Plant, Lead Plant, Prairie Clover, Indigo, Sunflowers, others
2015-05-31 Native collection Polk: Twenty-Five Mile Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Wild Strawberry, others
2015-05-23 Native collection Lawrence: Woods Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Indian Paintbrush, Wood Betony, sedges
2015-05-23 Native collection Lawrence: Linden’s Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Mainly Wood Betony but also Indian Paintbrush and sedges
2015-05-23 Native collection Dade: Niawathe Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Native Dandelion (?), Wood Betony, Indian Paintbrush, Wild Hyacinth
2015-05-23 Native collection Dade: Penn-Sylvania Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Indian Paintbrush, Wood Betony
2015-04-15* Farming Home Sold 1983 Chevrolet Cheynne Edmond, Brian
2015-03-22 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Burned front (south) pastures and roadside.
2015-02-23 Farming Home: C1 Delivery of limestone sand to seat rain collection water tank Edmond, Brian
2015-01-25* Landscape Home: A1234 Posted new “Do Not Mow” and “Prairie Restoration” signs along road Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2015-01-21* Landscape Home Downloaded a new Google Maps satellite image of the farm Edmond, Brian
2015-01-19* Science Home Created and posted a plant species list for the farm Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2015-01-10 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian Despite the cold temperatures, the humidity was very low and the fire burned well. Most places that were skipped didn't have the fuel to carry the fire in any case. A stronger wind might have helped some.
2014-12-08* Invasive control Home Pulled wintercreeper, Japanese honeysuckle Edmond, Brian
2014-07-22 Science Home Hosted a Missouri Native Plant Society meeting and cookout Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2014-07-06* Wildlife Home: C3 Placed ultraviolet light and insect sheet for the evening Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2014-05-25 Native collection Taney: Coy Bald Collected several aquatic plants to put into Comma Pond Edmond, Brian
2014-03-23 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day If wind was gusting or fuel close to ground, burn was good and hot. Otherwise, it was too green close to the ground to sustain a fire during much of the day. Burned pasture west of driveway.
2014-03-22 Landscape Home Preparation for controlled burn Edmond, Brian
2014-03-22 Controlled Burn Home: AB12, C1 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Wind was somewhat unpredictable, with some gusts and direction shifts.
2014-03-22 Controlled Burn Home: ABC23 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian Wind variable and unpredictable, including gusts and direction shifts.
2014-02-23 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Front yard burned up almost completely. We back-burned extensively between SW1 and SW2. If we hadn't the headfire would have almost certainly jumped the break and spread into the neighbor's pasture. Much of the woods burned as well, including the section of fence on the S side of C7.
2014-02-23 Controlled Burn Home: DEF1 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Mop-up burn for the one started on 17 Feb 2014. Good coverage with some burns through green winter annuals.
2014-02-17 Controlled Burn Home: CDE23 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian After fire was started, some wind shifts occurred forcing us to extinguish the fire before it burned through CDE1.
2014-02-02* Landscape Home: G1 Removed large walnut tree overhanging Comma Pond Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day
2014-02-01 Science Home Started a blog series about invasive species Edmond, Brian
2014-01-20 Landscape Home Recycled old fence and posts Edmond, Brian
2014-01-20* Landscape Home Removed some interior fence and wire Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2014-01-19 Controlled Burn Home: DE456, GHI234 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian Some brome and leftover fuel from last time burned. Where there was fuel, the fire burned fairly hot, especially with the SW wind gusts.
2014-01-07 House maintenance Home: House Kitchen water pipes burst after two nights of record cold temperatures Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2014-01-04* Wildlife Home: F2 Placed cover boards at CB and possibly elsewhere Edmond, Brian
2014-01-03* Wildlife Home Placed game cameras around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Brian
2014-01-03 Science Home Started a blog called “Pearl Creek Farm” Edmond, Brian
2013-12-30 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Some fuels burned well, but much of the less desirable fuel didn't burn at all. Leaves in the bottoms near Pearl Branch wouldn't sustain a burn, possibly because of frost that didn't melt because of cold temperatures. The wind was 5mph maximum but only in brief and short-lived gusts. A sustained wind would have helped the burn. Some areas will probably burn later with warmer and drier conditions and a south wind.
2013-12-23* Wildlife Home Placed game cameras around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Brian
2013-12-01* Wildlife Home Placed game cameras around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Brian
2013-08-24 Science Home Started tracking trip routes via GPS Edmond, Brian
2013-08-15* Invasive control Home Pulled and sprayed Sericea Lespedeza Edmond, Brian
2013-07-23 Science Home Hosted a Missouri Native Plant Society meeting and cookout Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2013-06-23 Native collection Home Collected Ohio Spiderwort seeds from across FR 75 Edmond, Brian Sowed all over in front yard
2013-05-14 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2013-05-08 Wildlife Polk Collected a pile of discarded roof tin for cover use around the farm Edmond, Brian
2013-04-08 Invasive control Home Killed multiflora rose and Forsythia Edmond, Brian
2013-04-06 Invasive control Home Killed multiflora rose Edmond, Brian
2013-02-27 Native propagation Home Ordered wildflower seed from Hamilton Native Outpost Edmond, Brian Companion Grass Mix (Mesic), Sideoats Grama, Buffalograss
2013-01-26 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI4567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian Burned patches of grass and leaves that didn't burn last weekend. Many areas were more eager to burn this time.
2013-01-26 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Twitchel, Dennis Much of the pasture was grazed too short for burning but patches of Bermuda grass burned hot. As the temperature rose and the humidity dropped, the fire was able to spread between patches of good fuel.
2013-01-21 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGHI4567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Most places with fuel burned fairly well. Unfortunately, much of the open areas do not support grass and there isn't much to burn.
2013-01-21 Invasive control Home Sprayed glyphosate on chickweed and smooth brome Edmond, Brian
2013-01-06 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Good burn but patchy. I knocked down woody stems where there was little fuel and covered some green areas with oak leaves. The N wind spread across these areas fairly well but I still needed to relight several patches of grass.
2012-11-25* Landscape Home: C3 Installed safety rails on bridge across Sandstone Spring branch Edmond, Brian
2012-11-24 Controlled Burn Home: ABCDE12 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Burned everything in Unit B that would burn, including wooded portions N of Pearl Branch, about 2/3 of the open areas of ABCD but none of EFGH1 since there was little fuel.
2012-11-23 Wildlife Home Flying squirrel found drowned in the toilet with four live juveniles found downstairs Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian
2012-11-21* House maintenance Home: House Built deck railing Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day; Pille, Neil
2012-10-09 Native collection Cedar: Sky Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Liatris, Echinacea, Silphium
2012-10-09 Native collection Dade: Stony Point Prairie Collected some rush seeds Edmond, Brian
2012-10-09 Native collection Dade Collected some water lily roots for Comma Pond Edmond, Brian Collected from private pond east of northeast corner of Stony Point Prairie.
2012-09-09 Invasive control Home: G1 Weed-whipped all of the beefsteak plant near Comma Pond Edmond, Brian
2012-09-02 Native collection Greene: James River Collected Fog Fruit for Comma Pond Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian
2012-09-01* Landscape Home: D1 Built new sandbox for Julian just east of shed Edmond, Brian
2012-08-05 Native collection Shannon: Alley Spring Collected Bur-Reed seeds for Comma Pond Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2012-05-12 Native collection Dade: Stony Point Prairie Collected rush and sedge seeds Bowe, Michelle; Eckley, Dakota; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2012-05-12 Native collection Dade: Penn-Sylvania Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Eckley, Dakota; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2012-05-07* Landscape Home: A1234 Posted “Do Not Mow” signs along road Edmond, Brian
2012-04-19 Science Home Collected some bryophytes for identification Edmond, Brian MOBOT
2012-04-16 Science Home Collected some bryophytes for identification Edmond, Brian MOBOT
2012-04-15 Science Home Collected some bryophytes for identification Edmond, Brian MOBOT
2012-03-31 Invasive control Home: G12 Killed multiflora rose Edmond, Brian
2012-03-04 Controlled Burn Home: HI123 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Section of woods burned well. Also burned the S fencerow (along Twitchell).
2012-02-20 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Joseph South wind helped spread the fire quickly. We started on the south side of this unit and filled in with more fire where necessary.
2012-02-02 Wildlife Home: G1 Put out amphibian traps in Comma Pond Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian
2012-01-08* Wildlife Home Placed game cameras around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Brian
2012-01-08* House maintenance Home: C4 Sold propane tank Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2012-01-05 Invasive control Home: DEFGHI4567, BC56 Sprayed glyphosate on fescue, brome, henbit, chickweed, and others Edmond, Brian
2012-01-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABC4567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian Cleaned up some areas from 18 Dec 2011 burn and burned as much of the wooded portion of unit A as I could.
2011-12-18 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian; Johnson, Joe; Ligon, Day Many areas with minimal fuel did not carry the fire so we burned as many patches as we could.
2011-11-22 House maintenance Home: House Removed fallen ash tree from northeast corner of house (over master bedroom) Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2011-11-05* Farming Home: Shed Built up enclosed area for chickens in shed Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2011-10-30* Wildlife Home Purchased and assembled a portable deer stand Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2011-10-09* Native propagation Home Planted Burr Oak acorns Edmond, Brian
2011-10-08 Native collection Taney: Drury Mincy CA (Bear Cave Trail) Collected herbaceous seeds and some Burr Oak acorns Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2011-10-02* Wildlife Home Placed game cameras around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Brian
2011-09-18 Native collection Camden: Branch Towersite Collected sedge, Pondweed seeds, and Eleocharis with roots Edmond, Brian
2011-09-12* Native propagation Home: G1 Sowed sedge, Pondweed seeds, and planted Eleocharis roots Edmond, Brian
2011-09-12* Native propagation Home: G1 Sowed sedge and Thalictrum seeds near Comma Pond Edmond, Brian
2011-09-11 Native collection Benton: Big Buffalo Creek CA Collected sedge and Thalictrum seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian
2011-09-05 Native propagation Home: G1 Planted Hibiscus and Spatterdock seeds at Comma Pond Edmond, Brian
2011-08-27 Native collection Christian: Finley River Collected Hibiscus and Spatterdock seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian
2011-08-20 Native propagation Home: G1 Planted Arrowhead (Sagittaria) in Comma Pond Edmond, Brian
2011-08-20 Native collection Greene Collected Arrowhead (Sagittaria) from roadside pond Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian
2011-08-14 Native propagation Home: G1 Planted Spatterdock roots in Comma Pond Edmond, Brian
2011-08-13 Native collection Pulaski: Gasconade River Collected some Spatterdock roots for propagation Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian
2011-07-19 Wildlife Home Raccoon caught in trap Edmond, Brian
2011-07-18 Wildlife Home Raccoon caught in trap Edmond, Brian
2011-06-14* Farming Home: D1 Chicken killed, probably by a black ratsnake Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2011-06-09 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Burned back pastures. Found an American Toad in the burned out area but it seemed to be unaffected.
2011-05-30 Invasive control Home: GHI567 Pulled and sprayed glyphosate on invasive thistles Edmond, Brian Also, killed thistle to the east on Benham
2011-05-30 Native propagation Home: ABCD12 Sowed Buffalograss in open areas Edmond, Brian
2011-05-15 Native collection Dallas: Lead Mines CA Collected wildflowers Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Collected pondweed for Comma Pond. I’ve never seen pondweed growing in there so I’m assuming it didn’t take.
2011-05-04 Native propagation Home Ordered wildflower seed from Hamilton Native Outpost Edmond, Brian Buffalograss
2011-04-17 Native collection Greene: Little Sac River Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian Arrowleaf
2011-04-01* Landscape Home: D567 Collected large sandstone rocks from geothermal project and relocated to hillside Eckley, Dakota; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian
2011-03-20 Science Home: House Started tracking hourly temperatures with a local data logger Edmond, Brian
2011-03-12 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2011-03-06 Wildlife Home Placed game cameras around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Pointing at bluff below FR 75 and at former gate near H4
2011-02-20 Invasive control Home: EFGHI34567, AB34, DE1 Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses Edmond, Brian Sprayed 20 gallons
2011-01-25* House maintenance Home: House Kitchen remodeling to accommodate new refrigerator Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Nu-Room Remodeling
2011-01-01* Native propagation Home: EFGHI567, FGHI4, HI3 Sowed wildflower seed from Hamilton and collected wildflower seed Edmond, Brian
2010-12-07 Native propagation Home Ordered wildflower seed from Hamilton Native Outpost Edmond, Brian Companion Grass Mix (Mesic, Dry), Prairie Patchwork Mix, Dry and Rocky Mix
2010-12-01* Landscape Home: G1 Comma Pond reworked by geothermal equipment Edmond, Brian Rework resulted in the backwards comma shape that gave the pond its name. It’s referred to as “New Pond” in my field notes for a while.
2010-11-12* House maintenance Home: House Installed new geothermal heating and cooling system Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Krueger
2010-11-08 Invasive control Home: EFGHI567, FGHI4, HI3 Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses and other vegetation to prepare for seed sowing Edmond, Brian
2010-10-31 Native collection Polk: Twenty-Five Mile Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2010-10-23 Farming Home: EF567 Removed several walnut trees in this area and made brushpiles Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2010-10-18 Farming Home: EF567 Marked good walnut trees to keep Edmond, Brian
2010-10-17* Native collection Phelps: Ambystoma Pond Collected Water Plaintain seeds for Comma Pond Edmond, Brian
2010-10-17 Native collection Dallas Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Bennett Spring vicinity and other places
2010-10-17 Native collection Polk Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian
2010-10-17 Native collection Greene Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian
2010-10-10 Controlled Burn Home Controlled burn on unit Unknown Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Burned about an acre of old field which had previously been sprayed to kill fescue.
2010-10-10 Native collection Greene: Little Sac Woods CA (west side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Trail and glade along southwest part of area
2010-10-04 Wildlife Home Placed cover boards along trails Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2010-10-03 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI67 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Attempted to burn parts of upper pastures and walnut grove but most areas were still too green.
2010-10-02 Native collection Polk Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Radio tower south of La Petite Gemme Prairie, Rt O
2010-10-01 Science Home: House Started tracking daily precipitation amounts with CoCoRaHS Edmond, Brian
2010-09-26 Native collection Wright Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian MO 38 east of Cass Road, east of Marshfield, west of Marshfield, near Rt E, and along High Prairie Loop Road
2010-09-24 Native collection Texas: Jacks Fork River Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Beardtongue, sedges, grasses
2010-09-19 Controlled Burn Home: ABCD12 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ligon, Day; Oetting, Kristi; Parmele, Jeff Burned dead vegetation.
2010-09-18 Landscape Home Preparation for controlled burn Edmond, Brian
2010-09-14 Native collection Polk: Twenty-Five Mile Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian
2010-09-12 Native collection Polk Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Along MO 215, 1-2 miles W MO 123.
2010-09-06 Native collection Hickory Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Rt V, Rt O, and radio tower just south of La Petite Gemme Prairie.
2010-09-04 Native collection Pike Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Collected a white-flowering form of Liatris pycnostachya for the farm but I’ve never seen this form anywhere.
2010-09-03 Invasive control Home Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses and other vegetation to prepare for seed sowing Edmond, Brian
2010-08-30 Wildlife Home: G1 Comma Pond filled up with rains this week Edmond, Brian
2010-08-30 Wildlife Home: G1 Original construction of Comma Pond Edmond, Brian Dave Yocum
2010-08-25 Native collection Greene: Frisco Highline Trail Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Collected along prairie restoration
2010-08-24 Native collection Lawrence: Woods Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Golden Alexander, Hawkweed, Milkweed
2010-08-22 Invasive control Home: ABCDE1, BCD2 Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses and other vegetation to prepare for seed sowing Edmond, Brian Also sprayed glyphosate on portions of the upper pasture.
2010-08-21 Native collection Greene: Little Sac Woods CA (west side) Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Collected on glade, at least two species of Blazing Star.
2010-08-19 Native collection Home: GHI4567 Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Horsemint, Ironweed
2010-08-14 Native collection Polk Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Collected along Rt H N of Pleasant Hope, Rt P, Rt D, Rt V, and some county roads. Particularly good sites along Rt PP on a corner NW of Rt AB (Liatris, composites), Rt V on a corner E of MO 123 (Silphium, others), Rt O at 340th Rd (Prairie Dock, Rosinweed) and just NW of here (Compass Plant, composites), radio tower just S of La Petite Gemme Prairie (Compass Plant, Liatris, composites, “mini prairie dock”, blue scroph).
2010-08-14 Native collection Greene Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian Collected along Rt BB
2010-08-03 Native propagation Home: ABC34 Receive cost-sharing grant from MDC to restore front yard prairie Edmond, Brian
2010-08-01 Farming Home: D1 Attempted predation of chickens by a black ratsnake Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2010-08-01 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2010-07-31 Native collection Polk: Twenty-Five Mile Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian
2010-07-31 Native collection Hickory Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian
2010-07-10 Native collection Polk: Sentinel CA Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2010-07-10 Native collection Polk: Twenty-Five Mile Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2010-06-28 Native collection Polk: Twenty-Five Mile Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Milkweed, Wild Hyacinth, Obedient Plant, Gama Grass, sedges
2010-06-20 Native collection Polk: Sentinel CA Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Larkspur, Wild Hyacinth, Indigo
2010-06-20 Native collection Polk: La Petite Gemme Collected wildflower seeds Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2010-06-19 Farming Home: D1 Attempted predation of chickens by a black ratsnake Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2010-06-19 Native collection Greene: Rocky Barrens CA Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2010-06-19 Native collection Taney: Hilda Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Green Milkweed, Purple Prairie Clover
2010-06-16 Farming Home: D1 Purchased an 1100 food-grade tank for rainwater harvesting at shed Edmond, Brian
2010-06-09 Invasive control Home: CD1, D6 Sprayed glyphosate on lespedeza and trail Edmond, Brian
2010-06-06 Invasive control Home: I567 Cut thistle flowering heads Edmond, Brian Also cut thistles south and east of here.
2010-06-03 Farming Home: D1 Unknown predator removed several chickens overnight Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2010-05-30 Native propagation Home: D4, G2 Planted river cane Edmond, Brian This attempted establishment was unsuccessful.
2010-05-29 Native collection Stone: Flat Creek Collected some river cane roots along river Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2010-05-23 Native collection Dallas: Lead Mines CA Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Indian Paintbrush, Wood Betony, Ragwort, various sedges
2010-05-23 Invasive control Home Clipped multiflora roses Edmond, Brian
2010-05-22 Landscape Home: EFG2 Removed old fence material Edmond, Brian
2010-05-16 Landscape Home: EFG1 Removed old fence material Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2010-05-12 Invasive control Home Removed / killed multiflora rose and non-native thistles Edmond, Brian
2010-04-29 House maintenance Home: House Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2010-04-29 House maintenance Home: Workshop Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2010-04-19 Invasive control Home: DEF1 Spot-sprayed glyphosate Edmond, Brian
2010-04-11 Invasive control Home: G1 Removed multiflora rose Edmond, Brian
2010-04-11 Invasive control Home: GI4567 Sprayed glyphosate in invasive thistles Edmond, Brian Also sprayed thistle infestation on Benham / Limpus property.
2010-04-11 Landscape Home: G1 Removed old fence material Edmond, Brian
2010-04-10 Farming Home Removed two downed red oak and two downed ash logs for sawmill Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe; Ligon, Day
2010-04-10 Landscape Home Removed some interior fence material Edmond, Brian; Eth, Joe
2010-04-03 Science Home Started marking and tracking box turtles (Terrapene) around the farm Edmond, Brian
2010-03-27 Farming Home: C1 Installed gutters on shed to harvest rainwater Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Jim; Houseworth, Bart; Ligon, Day
2010-03-23 Invasive control Home Spot-sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses in front yard prairie Edmond, Brian
2010-03-10* Wildlife Home: C7 Placed game camera here facing southeast Edmond, Brian
2010-03-10 Landscape Home Created trail from C7 to E7 Edmond, Brian
2010-03-07 Invasive control Home: B4, DE1 Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses Edmond, Brian
2010-03-07 Landscape Home Created trail at CD7 Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2010-03-06 Controlled Burn Home: DE4567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Burned mostly woods today.
2010-03-06 Landscape Home Created trail from H1 to I3 Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2010-02-28 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI567, GHI4, I3, HI12 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Burned upper pastures down to woods in EFGHI567, GI4, and I3. Burned patches in HI12.
2010-02-27* Landscape Home: H1 Placed logs, branches, sticks, and debris in creek to control erosion Edmond, Brian
2010-02-21 Controlled Burn Home: DEF1, DE2 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian This was a side note in my notebook so the date is correct within a day or two and I do not have notes on the complete crew or time period.
2009-12-29 Native propagation Home: ABC234 Sowed collected and purchased wildflower seeds Edmond, Brian
2009-12-08 Native propagation Home Ordered wildflower seed from Hamilton Native Outpost Edmond, Brian Companion Grass Mix (Mesic, Dry), Prairie Patchwork Mix, Prairie Dropseed, Beaked Rush, Ox-eye Sunflower, Shooting Star
2009-11-28 Native collection Greene: Valley Water Mill Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2009-11-28 Native collection Greene: Frisco Highline Trail Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2009-11-22 Invasive control Home: DEF12 Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses Edmond, Brian
2009-11-09 Wildlife Home: H1, I2, I5 Set out cover boards Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph This would be WA, MT, Sgr today.
2009-11-08 Wildlife Home: I1 Set out cover boards Edmond, Brian This would be NE today.
2009-10-01 Wildlife Home: B1 Placed game camera here facing east Edmond, Brian
2009-09-20* Landscape Home: AB4567 Cleared trail from SW1 to SW3 Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph This date is the first mention of this trail.
2009-09-15* Science Home Created a schematic map and grid systems for our farm Edmond, Brian I had a crude previous version of a schematic map with different localities and no grid system.
2009-09-07 Invasive control Home: C4 Sprayed glyphosate on weeds in eastern portion of front yard prairie Edmond, Brian This area contained the vegetable garden during the prior year but that was moved this year to a new area near the chicken coop.
2009-09-07 Science Home Used GPS to locate six corners of our property Edmond, Brian
2009-09-05 Wildlife Home Raccoon caught in trap Edmond, Brian
2009-09-01* Landscape Home Installed boundary fence around our part of the farm Edmond, Brian We split this cost with Bob Benham, the original owner and builder of the house. As part of the deal, we installed a gate at the southeast corner of the farm for vehicle access to that part.
2009-08-31 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Burned beside the driveway and around the patch of native sedge near the septic tank access. We found three dead garter snakes (THSI) in the detritus, two possibly young of the year.
2009-08-27 Wildlife Home: D1 Placed game camera near chicken pen to monitor for predators Edmond, Brian
2009-08-22 Native collection Taney: Beaver Creek Collected immature spatterdock seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2009-07-23 Native collection Lawrence: Woods Prairie Collected wildflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian Lead Plant, Cinquefoil, Purple Prairie Clover, Obedient Plant, Poppy
2009-07-22 Invasive control Home: ABC234 Knocked back weeds in front yard prairie Edmond, Brian
2009-07-08 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2009-07-05 Landscape Home Cut fire lines in upper pasture Edmond, Brian
2009-07-04 Native propagation Home Planted Scouring Rush along Sandstone Spring and Pearl Branch Edmond, Brian
2009-07-03 Native collection Polk: Little Sac River Collected Scouring Rush stems and roots from the river bank Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2009-07-01 Invasive control Home: GHI4567 Clipped and bagged non-native thistle flowers Edmond, Brian
2009-06-14 House maintenance Home: House Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2009-06-14* House maintenance Home: Workshop Swept oak debris from roof Edmond, Brian
2009-06-03* House maintenance Home: House Replaced bathtub in master bathroom Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Nu-Room Remodeling
2009-06-01* Farming Home: D1 Built enclosed chicken pen at shed Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian
2009-05-15 Landscape Home Burned brushpile Edmond, Brian
2009-04-17 Invasive control Home Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses, wintercreeper, multiflora rose Edmond, Brian
2009-04-13* House maintenance Home: House Finished basement with two bedrooms and a family room Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Nu-Room Remodeling
2009-03-16 Invasive control Home Sprayed glyphosate on cool season grasses and multiflora rose Edmond, Brian
2009-02-16 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian Burned woods due N of house, front yard, woods due S of house.
2009-02-01* Wildlife Home Placed game cameras around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Brian
2009-01-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABC123 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian Burned woods and grass from workshop west to the road on both sides of Sandstone Spring all the way up to NW.
2009-01-01 Wildlife Home: E4 Setup game camera on sandstone boulders across creek from house Edmond, Brian
2008-12-25 Wildlife Home: C7 Setup game camera near Twitchell Pond Edmond, Brian
2008-12-24 Native propagation Home: ABC234 Sowed wildflower seed from Hamilton Edmond, Brian
2008-12-23* Wildlife Home: C7 Setup game camera near Twitchell Pond Edmond, Brian
2008-12-08 Native propagation Home Ordered wildflower seed from Hamilton Native Outpost Edmond, Brian Companion Grass Mix, Prairie Patchwork Mix, Prairie Dropseed, Ox-eye Sunflower, Shooting Star, Illinois Bundleflower, Butterfly Milkweed, Lead Plant, Downy Skullcap, Eastern Gamagrass, Switchgrass, Tall Dropseed, Indian Grass, Beaked Rush
2008-11-13* Wildlife Home Setup game camera around the place to capture wildlife shots Edmond, Brian
2008-11-09 Landscape Home Burned brushpile Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Wait, Clara
2008-11-02 Native collection Polk: La Petite Gemme Collected wildlflower seeds Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian Not necessasrily all from this location but the following species were collected this fall: Wild Indigo, Blazing Star, Horsemint, Prairie Dock, Compass Plant, Cup Plant, Rosinweed, Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Milkweeds, Big Bluestem
2008-10-26 Native collection Polk Collected wildflower seeds N of Rt Z and Walnut Grove Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Not necessasrily all from this location but the following species were collected this fall: Wild Indigo, Blazing Star, Horsemint, Prairie Dock, Compass Plant, Cup Plant, Rosinweed, Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Milkweeds, Big Bluestem
2008-10-12 Landscape Home Marked estimated eastern boundary of farm with fence posts Edmond, Brian
2008-10-12 Farming Home Collected walnuts Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2008-10-12 Landscape Home Mowed trails Edmond, Brian
2008-10-01 Native propagation Home Consultation with Matt Curry about native plantings Edmond, Brian Missouri Department of Conservation
2008-09-21 Science Home Started tracking controlled burns at the farm and elsewhere Edmond, Brian
2008-09-21 Controlled Burn Home: AB34 Controlled burn on unit A Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Burned front yard prairie with no noted casualties.
2008-09-01 Invasive control Home: ABC234 Sprayed glyphosate to prepare for native planting Edmond, Brian
2008-08-31 Invasive control Home: ABC234 Sprayed glyphosate to prepare for native planting Edmond, Brian
2008-08-23 Wildlife Home: B2 Setup game camera along Sandstone Spring Edmond, Brian
2008-08-13 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2008-08-05 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2008-08-01* Farming Home Purchased used 1983 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup Edmond, Brian
2008-07-13 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2008-06-29 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2008-06-29* Wildlife Home: H4 Placed game camera on top of hill Edmond, Brian
2008-06-16 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2008-06-05 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2008-05-18 Science Home Named more ponds and places around area Edmond, Brian
2008-05-17 Landscape Home Mowed Edmond, Brian
2008-05-03 Landscape Home Auction at workshop and shed Edmond, Brian This auction was conducted by the previous owner. Before this time, we hadn’t yet taken possession of this part of the farm.
2008-05-03 Landscape Home Purchased Craftsman tractor at auction for mowing and farm work Edmond, Brian
2008-04-16 Invasive control Home Pulled multiflora rose Edmond, Brian
2008-03-19* Science Home Named ponds and other landmarks around area Edmond, Brian
2008-01-01 Wildlife Home Started tracking mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian observations by year Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2007-12-27* House maintenance Home: House Moved in Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph
2007-11-30 House maintenance Home: House Inspection day Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Brian

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An asterisk (*) denotes an activity date that is approximate. See notes for details.