Wednesday, July 15

Wordless Wednesday: the Flint Hills of Kansas

A brief look at the Flint Hills of Kansas and what makes them unique.



To produce the emerald green grass in the video, controlled burning is carried out each April to eliminate dead grass (and whatever else) left over from winter. Then cattle, the only "crop" in the Flint Hills proper, are trucked in to graze on the new grass, which has far more nutrients than that which would've grown without the burn off.

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10 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Jama!
Just stopped by to say have left a little award for you on my site. Additionally, have added your blog to my blogroll and am also your newest follower!

Lovely post as always!

Have a wonderful day!

xxxLOL LOLA :)

LondonGirl said...

What a gorgeous place!

Maggi said...

Wow, what a neat video! That is so interesting about the grass!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thanks for the good coverage, Jama.
Positive mention of the Flint Hills always gets my attention! Thanks!
So happy it brought me to your site, again. Hope you and your readers visit regularly.

Our 22 county Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, Inc. promotes visits to the Kansas Flint Hills – the website is: http://www.kansasflinthills.travel/

Best wishes!
Dr. Bill ;-)
Personal Blog: http://flinthillsofkansas.blogspot.com/

JamaGenie said...

London Girl, it *is* gorgeous at certain times of the year.

Maggi, you're most welcome. There aren't many places where thousands of acres are purposely set on fire!

Nice to see you again, Dr. Bill. It was your comment last week that prompted me to give overseas and out-of-state readers a look at the Flint Hills.

Maria Berg said...

Nice with a ture around. I will write more in English on my blog when I have time - I am happy that you liked my sanil photos. MB

JamaGenie said...

Glad you liked the video tour, Maria. Your snail photos are beautiful, as your photos always are. No need to write your blog in English. The Google translator works quite well.

Lemondrop Marie said...

WOW! That was really interesting! I had no idea that the controlled burning could do that. Thanks for the "learn a new thing everyday" experience. Now I can rest the brain for the rest of the afternoon. Right?
:)

JamaGenie said...

Marie, I grew up not far from the Flint Hills and it pains me to say I didn't know the annual burning was done purposely either until I saw the video! I just assumed the fires I saw driving through the area in spring were the result of lightning. Now I can rest my brain too. :)

Beth Niquette said...

Well, you KNOW there's a face in that cloud!!! (grin)