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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Burning the Stubble

oil painting of a cowboy on horseback burning the stubble

One hot day, earlier this month, the Autumnal scent in the air took me back to childhood in East Anglia, where stubble burning was an annual event. It greatly aggrieved my mother: in the mornings, the stubble burning "stank out" the washing,  in the afternoons it "stank out" the house and in the evenings it "stank out" the dinner. My mum would be pleased to know it is now illegal in the UK.

It is not illegal in the USA, but I imagine it is unwelcome given the many wild fires that have afflicted the midwest this year.

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