A clean slate

go! Platteland - - PHOTO ESSAY -

When farm­ers start to pre­pare for plant­ing sea­son, the pre­vi­ous sea­son’s stub­ble has to be elim­i­nated. Var­i­ous meth­ods are used, but here an old tyre has been set alight and is be­ing drawn be­hind a trac­tor so that the brush catches fire. This means the Swart­land turns even blacker for a while, and columns of smoke are a com­mon sight.

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