Saturday, October 29, 2011

Field burning

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We are in the process of plowing up some new fields to replant with a wildlife mix in the spring. When some of these fields were planted originally, it was with soil erosion in mind. The perennial grass does hold the soil in place and keep out weeds but does not create a very diverse habitat for wildlife. Lloyd ran a couple passes along the field edges with the disc to churn up the soil and create a bit of a fire break and then we planned to torch the grass off. The plants are spaced so far apart though that without a good wind the flame would not carry from one plant to the next. The wind was not cooperating and after messing with some slow, incomplete burns we just decided to wait for another day to try again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! Good luck with the plan. - Rick

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