What the smoke?!

Although it may look like farmers have recently turned into pyromaniacs, rest assured it is not without reason!

Here comes spring field maintenance.

With a recent spurt of gorgeous spring weather, many farmers are burning ditches, field debris, brush piles, and CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) ground.

These burn-offs are done before the main wildlife nesting/brood-rearing season that is quickly approaching. Burn-offs help establish a strong, healthy ground cover by eliminating noxious weeds. I will try to remember to post a follow-up picture when the new growth begins so you can see the lush, green habitat come to life.

Trust me, farmers’ wives are reminding them to be careful!

Prescribed burn of CRP ground.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
This entry was posted in Country Living and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to What the smoke?!

  1. Wendy says:

    Good to see you Marla!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s