Prairie Day 2017 is on Wednesday, September 13, 2017: What were the good things about the prairie days?
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 is Prairie Day 2017. Prairie Day (My First Little House): Laura Ingalls Wilder, Renee ... Prairie Day (My First Little
I'm assuming you mean before 'the west was won'?
Pretty much the good things about the prairie were surviving. The prairie is a very hostile environment especially to those used to living in places abundant with resources and good soil like the east coast. Indians, Mexican raiders, cattle thieves, and dangerous weather were all contributing factors to a miserable and often short life on the prairie.
I suppose town life was a little better but only if it had alcohol. If supplies didn't reach a town they went hungry. If in any movie the west looks easy or pleasant - its an illusion. It was a very hard life with very few opportunities.
Feeding my prairie dog?
got it from this link
just google it. i had no idea you can keep prairie dogs as pets !! What and How Much to Feed Your Prairie Dog Prairie Dogs are one of the cheapest pets to feed! In fact if you feed them too well, THEY WILL GET SICK AND DIE! A prairie dog shouldn't weigh over 4 pounds. In captivity they can get REAL FAT if they are fed incorrectly and not allowed to exercise. You can weigh your PD by putting him in a box and weighing the box with him in it and then weighing the empty box and subtracting the two (a trick I learned from my vet). If your PD is over 4 pounds, he is heading toward an early grave! My prairie dogs THRIVE on hay, rodent blocks, and fresh fruits and vegetables. I have a friend who is a farmer and he provides me with hay made up of orchard grass and clover. His method for baling the hay provides my PD's with hay that still has a green color and sweet smell to it, however ANY hay will do just fine. I try to provide as much variety as I can for my PDs, so I search for hay made of other sources like oats to add to their diet. Due to it's richness, try to avoid alfalfa hay for regular feedings except as a treat. Depending on where you live, storing hay may not be an easy task. You can store the hay in plastic containers or garbage bags to keep wildlife away from it (prairie dogs can get diseases from wild rodents who may take up residence in your hay) but you should replace any hay kept airtight every couple months. The best way to store hay for long periods is to build a container out of wire mesh and boards. Make sure your container is built in a fashion that makes it hard for wildlife to come in contact with the hay. I elevated my container several feet off the ground. The wire allows air to flow through your hay but keeps the hay from spreading all over the place. You MUST keep the hay dry at all times! This prevents mold from forming on your hay. You can see the mold when it is at its worst (i.e. white powder on hay), but mold can make your PD sick before it reaches a point that actually be seen. Keep your hay dry and allow air to get to it. If possible, buy your rodent or lab block from a feed store. These stores provide animal feed to farmers and research laboratories. Make sure you buy rodent BLOCKS and not the fine ground up feed. Your PD needs the BLOCKS to keep his teeth filed down. The rodent blocks from the feed store contain proper nutrition. You can get rodent blocks in pet shops but they are mostly filler for the tummy with little actual nutrition in them. A big bag of rodent block from the feed store costs less than $20 and will feed your prairie dogs for YEARS! Make sure you buy RODENT or LAB blocks and no other. You should limit the rodent blocks to 3 a day for adults. Pregnant and pups (up to 18 months old) need twice the amount. Too many rodent blocks will make for a fat prairie dog!
Give them a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. You don't need to limit these. Each PD has their own likes and dislikes in regards to food, but I find that fresh corn on the cob is a favorite. I leave the shuck on. My PDs like to eat the corn silks and will chew on the shucks after they dry out. They seem to like it as much as hay! They also like collard greens, carrots, potatoes, green beans, plums, and raisins. They especially like raisins, but if you give them too much fruit you will have a PD with the "green apple trots". I only give 1 or 2 raisins a week as a treat. Also DON'T give your prairie dogs any GREEN part of the potato, it is toxic to them! In the wild a prairie dog's appetite will change. What they may eat today they will not want tomorrow. Keep variety in their diet with different hay, vegetables, and grasses.
Prairie Dogs are ground squirrels and like squirrels they love nuts; HOWEVER too many nuts will kill them in the long-run. Save nuts for treats only and don't make it part of their daily diet. A zoo almost lost their entire prairie dog colony due to visitors throwing them peanuts. Prairie Dogs LOVE peanuts, however the zoo's prairie dogs developed gall bladder disease from the high fat content of the nuts and they did not live very long (healthy captive and very lucky wild prairie dogs can live for 12 years).
How this flower and I became acquainted is really a story of second choice. I came into our class of
"Knowing Nature" (otherwise known as sociology 309) with little knowledge of what we were in for
during the semester. As I found out we were developing web pages, yes the one you are now reading.
Our goal was to find a prairie flower, grass, weed, etc. that really sparked our interest or called out to us.
As it so happens I originally chose another plant as my topic, but it so turns out that that one was already
taken. That is how the prairie lily and I got to know one another for the first time. I had never heard of or
seen the prairie lily prior to my experience in class or if I had it went unnoticed. Reading about the lily I
have learned a lot of interesting and unique information. As I have gotten to know this plant and it's
history better I am glad that I had the opportunity to share the prairie Lilly's story with you. I hope that
viewing this web page and the story of the Prairie Lily will spark an interest in you, not only to learn more
about this plant but other prairie plants as well.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
ORANGE CUP, WILD ORANGE LILY, TIGER LILY, HUCKLEBERRY LILY, GLADE LILY, ORANGE LILY, FLAME LILY, WILD ORANGE-RED LILY
LILL -EE-UM FILL-UH-DELL-FIH-KUM
LILIUM: MEANING AN ANCIENT CLASSICAL LATIN NAME FOR LILY, WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN DERIVED FROM THE STILL MORE ANCIENT GREEK NAME PHILADELPHICUM: MEANING " OF PHILADELPHIA ''
WOOD LILIES GROW 1 TO 3 FEET HIGH FROM PERENNIAL BULBS. BULBS ARE ABOUT 1 INCH IN DIAMETER. FLOWERS 1 TO 3 IN A TERMINAL CLUSTER, WITH 3 SEPALS AND 3 PETALS. THELANCEOLATE LEAVES, 1 TO 4 INCHES LONG AND ABOUT 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH WIDE, AND NARROWED AT BOTH ENDS. RED-ORANGE ,UPRIGHT, TERMINAL, OPEN BELL SHAPED FLOWER WITH ONE TO FIVE BLOOMS.
THE FLOWERS USUALLY HAVE PURPLISH SPOTS ON THE LOWER PARTS OF THE INNER SIDE, AND TAPER TO NARROW , STALK LIKE BASES. INSIDE THE FLOWER ARE SIX PROMINENT, ERECT STAMENS SURROUNDING A CENTRAL STYLE.
THESE PLANTS ARE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH AND HAVE A SHORT LIFE SPAN. THEY ARE NEVER FOUND LONG IN THE SAME PLACE. BEST BY DIVISION OF OFFSET SCALES PLANTED 1 INCH DEEP. NEED TO OBTAIN THE SCALES AFTER THE PLANT DIES BACK IN THE FALL. MUCH OF THE EARLY GROWTH OCCURS UNDERGROUND, AND VERY LITTLE STALK DEVELOPMENT OCCURS WHILE THE PLANTS ARE YOUNG. YOU SHOULD PLANT SEVERAL PLANTS TOGETHER BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT CROSS-POLLINATION IS NECESSARY FOR REPRODUCTION. THEY ARE ADAPTABLE ONCE ESTABLISHED. ADDING COMPOST TO THE SOIL IS VERY BENEFICIAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF THESE PLANTS. WILD LILIES GROWN FROM SEED WILL ONLY PRODUCE ONE LEAF THEIR FIRST YEAR AND WILL TAKE AN ADDITIONAL YEAR TO BLOOM.
THE WOOD LILY IS VERY EASY TO GERMINATE BUT TAKES A LONG TIME. THE PLANTS EARLY LIFE IS UNDERGROUND, PRODUCING ONLY 1 MONOCOTYLEDON LEAF THE FIRST YEAR. PLANTING SHOULD BE DONE IN THE FALL OR TO STORE THE SEED AT 35 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT UNTIL SPRING. FOR THIS PLANT TO GROW IT NEEDS STRATIFICATION 33 - 38 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT FOR 60 DAYS.
DRY TO MOIST THICKETS, OPEN WOODS, AND CLEARINGS AND PRAIRIES
--FLOWERING TIME IS MID JUNE TO MID AUGUST, RARELY AS LATE AS MID SEPTEMBER
--THESE PLANTS ARE WINTER DORMANT
HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION
Found throughout the tallgrass prairie and in open woods and thickets east to Maine, south to Kentucky and West Viginia. In spite of its name, the wood lily is often found in the prairie biome, especially the tallgrass prairie region. It prefers the more acid and sandy soils. Additional varieties extend the range to the West Coast.
Wide spread in Southern Canada and NorthEastern United States, hence West to British Columbia and South to Illinois, Nebraska and New Mexico.
Prairie Lily Pace - Mares Eligible in 2006
Name Sex Gait Sire Dam
ALCARS UNICORN M P JIGSAW ALCARS ONE OFAKIND
ALCARS WINSAW M P JIGSAW ALCARS NUMERATOR
ATTACK B M P B CRAFTY SUBATTACK
BARONA BUFFY M P INTREAGLE ARMBRO NETTLE
BARONA DIXIE M P AS PROMISED INTRICATE SUNSHINE
C KS WAITING M P FIRM FRIEND FANTASY TOWER
CERTAIN FAME M P APACHES FAME SO CERTAIN
FANCI CHANCE M P WHEELIN CHANCE FANCI SOCKS
FIGHT FOR YOUR MAN M P THE JUST MAN BATTALIA HANOVER
GIRO ELEGANCE M P TOTAL EFFORT FIRST ELEGANT
GIRO EMPRESS M P TOTAL EFFORT DELICATE
GIRO JACO M P ENTITLED GIRO FORTUNE
GYPSY NEUDORF M P FREEDOMS PASS RAINY NEUDORF
HARSH FACTOR M P CHILL FACTOR HARSH LIGHT
IM A CLASSY FRIEND M P FIRM FRIEND DO YOU DIG IT
JANES NEMESIS M P FIRM FRIEND CARLSBAD JANE
JIFFY FREEZE M P VILLAGE JIFFY FUSSIN WHITESOX
JUST GRACIE M P FIRM FRIEND PAMOJEN
KUTAWA KASINO M P FIRST RULER MAPLE HILLS CARLA
LETTER RUN M P CORPORATE PRINCE AREWETHEREYET
MELLOWROAD M P ON THE ROAD AGAIN BE MY MARSHMELLOW
MUTCHBEFORETHEDAWN M P JIGSAW ALCARS HULA HULA
MY VILLA M P MATTDUFF ARMBRO VILLA
NEMS SQUIRT M P STRAIGHT PATH SENGA NEMBUTAL
NEVERHITSEVENTEEN M P FREEDOMS PASS SUMMER WAGES
OLEY M P GOTHIC DREAM ARMBRO OIL
OPERAS GRANDFINALE M P ROYAL DILEMMA GRAND OPERA
OUTLAWMAYBEMABENOT M P GENERAL KNIGHT MABELS TABLE
PRIVATE MOLLY M P GENERAL KNIGHT WELL HELLO HOLLY
PROMISED BREEZE M P AS PROMISED CHINA BREEZE
PROMISING STAR M P AS PROMISED STAR BOUND
RED STAR SANDY M P STORM COMPENSATION BULLVILLE STRIKE
RED STAR ZAYLIA M P PACIFIC ROCKET ROZALIA HANOVER
SHARLAS FRIEND M P FIRM FRIEND MOTHER WICK
SING SWEET M P GENERAL KNIGHT JUSTA TEMPEST
SKYWAY BREEZE M P SKYTRACER T G BREEZE
STRIKES SASSY MISS M P STRIKING IMPULSE N SASKATCHEWAN NZ
SUPERFEME PROMISE M P AS PROMISED FIERY FIDDLE
TO THE STARS M P KEYSTONE LANDMARK DOWN HOME STARDUST
TRISHAS TREASURE M P FIRM FRIEND COMPACT MODEL
WAY OUTA BOUNDS M P ROYAL ARMS STAR BOUND
WHEELIN DIXIE M P WHEELIN CHANCE STARS N HEARTS
WHY PRINCESS M P PRINCE BRIAN WHY TRANSFER
ZSA ZSA GALORE M P RALEIGH FINGERS AVERIL DANCER
Marquis Downs, SK
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