Sugar Update

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In the past couple of days there have been a few additions to some of the sugar cane fields.  As I mentioned in the last post, fields that are to be harvested by hand undergo a pre-harvest burn. The reason for this is to rid the fields of many of the weeds and dead leaves as well as any dangerous snakes.

New signs have appeared to warn people, or perhaps the snakes, of the impending fires.


The outer edges of the fields are  plowed to form a fire break to prevent the flames from spreading to unwanted areas.


Growing up in corn country, this process is new to us and quite interesting.

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