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Burning in Virginia Traditional Agriculture

Burning in the early spring is one of the oldest traditions in agriculture. Charles E Strother of Valley View Farm next to Sky Meadows State Park in Northern Virginia, follows the traditional agricultural practices of his father Eddie, burning his fields every year in March. Charles explains why he burns, and shows how he prepares by first carefully burning the perimeter of the field.

During March Fauquier County burning laws permit fires only after 4PM. Consequently the big burns occur after dark and these night fires light up the sky on busy Route 17 just at the time when commuters are returning home. With cell phones in most every car, the local fire department gets hundreds of alarm calls and people pull of Route 17 to travel down Leeds Manor Road to watch the spectacular scene.

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Added: Nov-24-2009 Occurred On: Nov-24-2009
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Tags: Burning, in, Virginia, Traditional, Agriculture, lol, the truth comes out at 3:13 ahah
Location: Delaplane, Virginia, United States (load item map)
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