Although it may look like farmers have recently turned into pyromaniacs, rest assured it is not without reason!
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!
Good to see you Marla!
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