CRP Controlled Burn

Over the weekend we were able to burn the CRP ground that provides a buffer along a small creek on one of our farms.  The weather was perfect for a burn with a light breeze to push the flames.  It is amazing how quickly the old dried grasses can burn, and what an unusual sound it makes as it bursts into flames.  I can’t imagine how the pioneers must have felt when they saw a prairie fire coming their way.  They first created a back fire to protect the timber edge, then the fire was set to the remaining area.  It only took an hour to complete the process and withing minutes after the burn Eric and I and the dog were able to walk on the charred ground.  I can’t wait now for it to burst back to life after the next rain.

Posted in 2013