I'm really hoping that this post doesn't jinx us and call in a freak snowstorm. Le sigh.
Anyway, it's starting to warm up. We've had a few rains and things are looking beautiful!
|Spring rains and sunshine bring green wheat!|
|Hello beautiful wheat field - I've missed your green shoots!|
|A Flint Hills pasture burns to spark the regrowth of green grass|
Spring also means that ranchers are burning their pastures to prepare for new grass - burning gets rid of all the old, bushy undergrowth and allows for new, green grass to start growing. Soon, ranchers will be able to turn livestock out on these same pastures when they're covered in lush prairie grass.
|A pasture that has been completely burned off|
Next week (or the week after), I'll have some photos of the grass reappearing in all of its spring glory!
|I took this photo while running the other afternoon - the north side of the road had been burned but the south side was still old growth. Pretty cool site - reminds me of an Oreo!|
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
Labels: Flint Hills, Kansas, pasture burning, spring, wheat, Wordless Wednesday