Friday, April 22, 2016

I’d forgotten this touristy event. I mean, when one burns the grass one tends to forget there is a fascination with the process to those that do not routinely do so.

Flint Hills event allows participation in prairie burning

The Sedgwick County Post
– ‎Apr 19, 2016‎

CEDAR POINT, Kan. – Prairie burning – a Flint Hills tradition that dates back to Native American land management practices – requires a perfect balance of courage and caution.

Under supervision anyone with a match and a desire (and a camera) may join the fire lines and set the joint on fire; they can then stand there and watch it burn. Even taking pictures of the event.

Generally speaking, no one asks the fire setter to put the fires out. The tourist just watches it burn while the host worries about the details.

Yeah. It can be fun. Just bring your own coffee jug. Although sometimes one of the ranches will spread snacks.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

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User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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