Sunday, April 9, 2017

Black Earth

We still have quite a lot black silty dirt hanging around in our yard.   The winds we had earlier this year held so much dirt.  We need rain to clean things up.

Not very far away the ground is turning black in a different way.
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One day this week we saw smoke in the air.  It is a usual occurrence on the Reservation.   The BIA comes in and does control burns to burn off grass that will be set on fire one way or another.
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The grass will come in nice and green, green grass does not burn well..although sometimes they will still find a way. 

A long time ago another firefighter and I put out seven small fires along one road, we must have been right behind the characters that were setting the fires.  No one ever seems to go to jail, according to Law Enforcement the behavior must be witnessed preferably by Law Enforcement.  Ya right…
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11 comments:

  1. I was fascinated to learn that some seeds won't grow even without a fire. Lots of fires at this time of year down here as they are set to control the weeds in the tree farms.

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  2. Ever since we had a massive fire in a preserve nearby I've sniffed the air with more attention, wondering if we have another blaze moving toward where we live.

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  3. We have been having tire, and saw dust fires of course they
    were set by mean people.

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  4. My Mom used to burn the lawn every spring, and it came back thick and healthy. She always had her "fire department" (water hose) handy. I was never brave enough to attempt it myself.

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  5. Ya..right! Been there done that!

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  6. Interesting. It is so different there than here. Everything here is water logged, and green, often mossy. It is in summer that we have fire danger. In Oregon, where I grew up, they set grass seed fields on fire after harvest, to kill off weeds and re stimulate the seed producing grass.

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  7. i know that fire often stimulates the ground to reproduce, but I've never figured out quite why that is. :-)

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  8. So two kinds of black earth. It's better to burn off to prevent fires. We had our terror last year.I hope they've learned a few things so that it doesn't happen again.

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  9. Like Linda R. says, everything around here is so waterlogged you couldn't get it to burn no matter how you tried.

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  10. ...you have large black muck farms in this area, good for potatoes and onions.

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  11. I am not a 'fire' person....give me a tornado any day rather than a fire.

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