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I don't feel like typing Saturdays: Controlled Field Burn

Field Burn

Many farmers burn their crops after the season to give the soil a fresh start. Here we caught up one rather close, the look even bigger in person. (How they don't lose control, I will never know)

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Comment balloon 14 commentsThe Friendly Home Team • August 29 2009 07:24AM


We have been in a burn ban off and on for years. I need to do a controlled burn badly on two places but everytime it is wet enough it is the wrong time of year to burn.

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 8 years ago

Burning is good for the soiul as long as the buildings don't get in the way?

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) over 8 years ago

We used to have miles and miles of fields of grass for seeds that were routinely burned, but the smoke was bad for tourism.  Burning was banned and all the grass fields are now subdivisions! 

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 8 years ago

Todd, You could sell this picture as a tornado destroying a farm, field burns are common place in Oregon along I-5. I will never get use to it...
I hope your day goes well,

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) over 8 years ago

I love seeing stuff like this.  Very cool....very cool indeed.

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 8 years ago

The National Forest here has regular burns to control the underbrush from taking over.  At least we're warned when it will happen.

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Todd --- interesting photo --- one would be worried if you had not explained the situation.

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Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 8 years ago

Todd, We have controlled burns in our area several times per year as well. It is a little scary when you come upon one before you realize what it is! Have a great weekend!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (PK Real Estate Utah South) over 8 years ago

California would like to be able to control the burn. Glad to live in an area that isn't so dry.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 8 years ago

Todd's picture can substitute for an Oregon tornado since we seldom have the real thing here.

But his may be one of the last photo shots available.  The legislature has been building up toward a total ban on field burning by grass seed growers for decades.  This year they finally banned the practice.  This is the last year.

Bad decision for grass seed growers and their world-wide customers.  Good for Oregon asthma sufferers and maybe for tourism.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) over 8 years ago

Hi Todd... the intensity and drama in photos like this one is incredible!

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 8 years ago

Hi Todd, Glad it wasn't anything dangerous for the area!

Posted by Crystal Kilpatrick, CHLMS,CNE, CRS - Austin & Central Texas Home Sales (Team Leader -Crystal Kilpatrick Group) over 8 years ago

It is amazing how out of control this controlled burn acutally looks!  I guess that's why I'm not a fireman:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 8 years ago

Outlawing these burns is stupid! The burns add valuable nutrients to the ground that are needed to re-seed the earth. I love it when politicians who know nothing about farming get involved with their laws.

Posted by The Friendly Home Team, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Realty Pro Oregon, LLC) over 8 years ago

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