A wildfire had already burned 20 to 30 acres of Colorado farmer Eric Howard's 80-acre plot Monday when he hopped into his tractor and began drawing an improvised firebreak, a gap in the ground used to slow fires by separating them from vegetation. In Howard's case, it worked: the fire was stymied long enough for firefighters to come in and extinguish it.
We need the American Farmers to replace our current government!
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oh jeez i really hope his field was insured... that looks like a mostly fully grown wheat field that he's just carving up there...
ah, anyways yeah this is the way a farmer thinks, dabbling in everything so when the time comes he can know what to do. in this case this farmer is successfully playing the role of a firefighter. i woudl much rather see our farmers dabbling in other roles as well, such as the possibility of governmental roles.
to mars or bust!
This is a long standing practice with farmers. I grew up on a farm and have used this and many other methods to fight fires. Farmers are the original wild fire fighters and many times their own first responders. I give them all a thumbs up and a proverbial hats off (the farmers salute)