Friday, 23 April 2010


Another sign of spring...
Farmers living just outside the city do this every year. There is probably a very good reason for it, but I can`t tell you why, not in English nor in Norwegian.
Is the same thing happening where you are living?

10 comments:

Mo said...

Looks like fertilising

Halcyon said...

Are they burning? I have noticed alot of burning around here. But I don't know why they do it either.

Misfit in Paradise said...

They are burning in Colorado!

Jacob said...

Pretty dramatic photo. It would appear they getting rid of the scraps of last year's crop to prepare the soil for new plantings...

VP said...

Here it has been raining all the day, so they can't burn anything!

Rob and Mandy said...

In french, it is called jacheres, they do it to fertilize

James Mark said...

Another great take. I'm as green as the field (in the English sense of green with envy).

jennyfreckles said...

Yes, I think they do this in UK too - stubble burning. I suppose it prepares the soil for the new crop but it sure makes a lot of smoke!

billyB said...

We stopped burning stubble and straw in UK fields in 1993! In Norway you probably have better things to do than stop farmers burning stubble. The fields seem to be very green so I can't understand quite what they burning.

Marie-Noyale said...

I can imagine the burning smell...