Sunday, January 11, 2009
We have had some strong winds this fall and winter, some have been recorded over 70mph. Winds leveled some of the unpicked corn fields this past November and they have continued on into '09. We are suppose to have winds tomorrow, predicted to reach 60mph. One thing the weather people CAN predict, wind!!!
Now with the winds come the migration of the tumbleweeds and we have lots of them around, mostly in places we don't care to have them. The winds blew last week and the things were close to some of the buildings and my husband decided it was time to get rid of them and make room for more. The photo are the remains of the tumbleweeds and a few corn husks that escaped the fire. Burning tumbleweeds is a traditional ritual on the eastern Plains of Colorado. It will occur a number of times from now until late spring, unless there is a blizzard. That seems to squash a number of them before they start their wanderings.