Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Life and work have both been very busy.
At the moment we are existing in a cloud of smoke, thick enough that we lose sight of our mountain views.
The tail end of winter is burn-off season in Northern NSW.
Every year at this time farmers have traditionally burnt their paddocks (we pretty much call any parcel of fenced land a paddock in Oz. Be it 1/2 an acre or 10,000 acres).
The traditional reason is twofold
- to encourage a flush of "green-pick" for livestock as spring arrives.
- and to reduce the danger of bush-fires in summer.
The practice had fallen off somewhat in recent decades, but following the 2009 Black Saturday Fires it has resurged with a vengeance.
Now my WIIW has nothing at all to do with the previous, so what on Earth do you think this might be.