Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Grass burning in the spring for Ruby Tuesday


Each spring people in my region burn grass and not exactly knowing why they engaged in this yearly ritual I did a google search and I found a most wonderful informative website by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources on the subject of myths and beliefs on spring grass burning and the actual truths of these assumptions. It is very worthwhile reading and very informative and can be found by clicking here

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7 comments:

Auntie E said...

The burning is thought to be a natural way of clearing. They use to do that a lot of controlled burning in the farm lands.
May be the rich nitrogen is one desired byproduct of the burning.
My Ruby Link for you

daylily777 said...

I have doing some burning of debris,too.
Great ruby pic !
Blessings,
~Myrna
http://daylily777-myenchantedhome.blogspot.com/2010/03/ruby-tuesday-rednesday_23.html

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Whatever the reasons,I have always enjoyed the smell and thrill of burning,be it leaves or stubble fields.Great picture,you caught the flames perfectly.
Blessings,Ruth

Stephanie V said...

Thanks for the link, it confirms why burning doesn't happen so much here any more. That's a great photo of the burning grass - even if not the best practice.

Appalachian Lady said...

This used to be common practice in the Appalachians. My neighbor who has since passed away would do it and I would be afraid the forest would catch fire but it didn't and then he was rid of the brush that might start a forest fire. I know it does have some benefits but it's also very risky.

Patti said...

Great capture of the flames.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Becky and Gary said...

I never knew grass burning was a tradition. Good article explaining all the myths and facts, and I bet it won't change anybodies practice of burning.
B.