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Bruce's Journal

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Bruce, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. Jul 16, 2019
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    I'll take more pictures. Someone on BYC suggested they might be Bachelor Buttons.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2019
    Bruce

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    OK, close up pictures instead of taken from the tractor
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  3. Jul 16, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Mike said the flower is Stokesia laevis and it's in the Daisy family.
     
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    Bruce

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    Thanks Mike, that fits when I Google it. A number of Google pictures for that also say Stokes Aster which is a bit easier to remember. There are tons of varieties so I'm guessing the people who lived here before us planted some in their flower garden (still there) and they spread to the fields which they did not keep up.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2019
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    When my grandma lived on farm land, she would buy a packet of wildflower seeds each year and would scatter them about.....she loved flowers, but no time to mess with them....and since the yard area wasn't a point of focus...the flowers would grow thru the taller grass and she got to enjoy them as she walked to the vegetable garden....:)
     
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    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    This friend that I asked to help is one of those people who reads everything imaginable and he remembers it all and he is a Botanist. Mike and his wife Keena own Bright Lake Farm in upstate South Carolina where we started training Sassy and Lance. They have been and still are our mentors on everything sheep related plus I still get to Mike's knowledge base every once in awhile. :) I asked him a question about three years ago and when he said "I don't know", I almost fell out of my chair.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2019
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    Bruce

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    Well, no one is PERFECTLY perfect ;)
     
  9. Jul 17, 2019
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    Thank you, Mr. @Bruce!
     
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  10. Jul 23, 2019
    Bruce

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    The chicks are now 7 weeks old
    The EEs
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    The White Rocks Daisy and Iris .... or Iris and Daisy I can't remember which is which.
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    The Austra Whites
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    The Columbian Wyandottes, suspected male on the right
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