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Wednesday the eleventh, I participated in my first prairie burn. Although I stood by at the back of the field with my rack at-the-ready, I mostly observed and photographed the proceedings. It was interesting how the burn was organized. The wind was moving in from the east, northeast. I thought we would start at the east, northeast corner of the field which was adjacent to a corn field that we needed to protect. The experts, however, had us start burning at the western edge of the prairie, burning down both sides and moving to the center. This way we avoided getting the fire too big (so the wind gust wouldn’t feed the fire). Check out my flicker photos.

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