tumbleweeds

Invasive weeds
8:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Tumbleweeds drift across the High Plains causing havoc

Tumbleweeds, also know as Russian thistle, clog a road in Crowley County in southeast Colorado.
Credit Crowley County Road and Bridge Department

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 Reuters.

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Texas Panhandle
8:00 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Tumbleweeds are thriving and causing problems

Tumbleweeds are causing problems in Texas and New Mexico. Here they are piled high in eastern El Paso County, Texas
Credit koaa.com

There might not be enough rain for pastures, but in the Panhandle of Texas tumbleweeds are thriving.  The Amarillo Globe-News reported some serious issues in Dallam and Hartley counties.

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Prairie Ramblings Episode
8:01 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Ta Da! Christmas Magic: From Tumbleweed to Christmas Tree

Credit prairietayles.blogspot.com

Despite stickers embedded in fingers and palms, I don’t want to give up my beautification project.  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.

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Prairie Ramblings Episode
8:01 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Dust Storms and Attacking Tumbleweeds

Growing up, I heard story after story about the Dust Bowl from my parents and grandparents.   Dad described his mother shoveling rather than sweeping post-storm drifts.  Grandma told how she placed wet sheets over her children’s beds to protect their lungs as they slept.  She’d launder the linens the next day because they got so dirty.

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