Monday, September 29, 2008

Smoke and wind.

They don't mix well.

Two of the four fields surrounding us were planted in barley this year. After the barley was harvested, our neighbor burned the fields down. It wasn't terribly windy, just enough to move the fire slowly and move the smoke through our house. My head hurts.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Is this an annual event - the burning of the fields? Or just this year because of the type of crop they planted. Be sure to drink lots of water. Sorry about your head.

Sarah said...

It depends on the crop. When he's planted potatoes, beans, or sugar beets in the field, he doesn't burn. Barley's a two year rotation for him, so it will happen next year too. It's not awful, just annoying, you know? I can live with annoying.