tumbleweeds http://hppr.org en Tumbleweeds drift across the High Plains causing havoc http://hppr.org/post/tumbleweeds-drift-across-high-plains-causing-havoc <p></p><p>Prolonged drought, bursts of high winds, and untimely rain is a recipe for an explosion of tumbleweeds across the rolling plains of southeastern Colorado, parts of New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle said a recent article in <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-usa-tumbleweeds-idUSBREA2Q14E20140327">Reuters</a>.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 29952 at http://hppr.org Tumbleweeds drift across the High Plains causing havoc Tumbleweeds are thriving and causing problems http://hppr.org/post/tumbleweeds-are-thriving-and-causing-problems <p></p><p>There might not be enough rain for pastures, but in the Panhandle of Texas tumbleweeds are thriving. &nbsp;<a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2014-01-29/tumbleweeds-invade-texline-other-areas-drought-continues">The Amarillo Globe-News reported</a> some serious issues in Dallam and Hartley counties.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27534 at http://hppr.org Tumbleweeds are thriving and causing problems Ta Da! Christmas Magic: From Tumbleweed to Christmas Tree http://hppr.org/post/ta-da-christmas-magic-tumbleweed-christmas-tree <p></p><p>Despite stickers embedded in fingers and palms, I don’t want to give up my beautification project.&nbsp; Nope, I’m not digging backyard sandburs. I’m decorating a Prairie Christmas tree. Yep, I’ve gone Laura Ingalls Wilder, and I’m turning a tumbleweed into a showcase for curling green, gold, and red ribbons accented by shiny ornaments.</p><p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Karen Madorin 25853 at http://hppr.org Ta Da! Christmas Magic: From Tumbleweed to Christmas Tree Dust Storms and Attacking Tumbleweeds http://hppr.org/post/dust-storms-and-attacking-tumbleweeds <p></p><p>Growing up, I heard story after story about the Dust Bowl from my parents and grandparents.&nbsp;&nbsp; Dad described his mother shoveling rather than sweeping post-storm drifts.&nbsp; Grandma told how she placed wet sheets over her children’s beds to protect their lungs as they slept.&nbsp; She’d launder the linens the next day because they got so dirty. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:01:00 +0000 Karen Madorin & Karen Ma 10209 at http://hppr.org Dust Storms and Attacking Tumbleweeds