Saturday, March 13, 2010

Burning Little Bluestem Clumps

A few days ago, the weather was perfect for burning clumps of little bluestem in the yard. It was sunny and not too windy but windy enough to carry away the smoke. The little remaining snow acted like a natural firebreak. The clumps looked rather sooty for a few day but the rain today is cleaning them up. The birds will miss the few remaining seeds and the voles and rabbits will miss the cover but burning is the easiest and quickest way to get these prairie plants ready for spring.

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