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Smoke in the sky

Smoke in the sky above the Wendemuth Meadow barn as brush was burned yesterday.

Smoke in the sky above the Wendemuth Meadow barn as brush was burned yesterday.

The sky over Wendemuth Meadow got hazy yesterday morning as we began the process of burning brush piles. It was a beautiful day for burning, but a little more wind would have helped the process! We used leaf blowers to create some of our own wind as we worked to reduce the size and number of piles left on the ground.

Thanks to Harrison, Jeff, Doris and others the property has seen huge changes since EQLT purchased the land in early 2014. Nearly 80 blue spruces used to line Bates Street and they were entwined with multiflora rose and poison ivy. Other pines were planted in various locations. Those trees and invasives were cut down and piled up, waiting for brush burning season to begin.

Shelby, Caren and the Friends of Wendemuth Meadow collaborated with our stewardship committee to begin burning brush. We’re off to a good start, with more to come!

Harrison with his tractor pushing a burning pile.

Harrison with his tractor pushing a burning pile.

Harbour, Becky and Dick are keeping a close eye on the brush pile. Tom and Nathaniel are taking a break as the afternoon passes.

Harbour, Becky and Dick are keeping a close eye on the brush pile. Tom and Nathaniel are taking a break as the afternoon passes.

 

 

 

Burning brush piles near the Wendemuth barn.

Burning brush piles near the Wendemuth barn.

Mark and Linda at a pile.

Mark and Linda at a pile.

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