The air around our district is thick with smoke at the moment. Everybody taking the opportunity after last week's rain to cleanse the land of the rank, dry, protein-deficient grass that has haunted us the past year. And it has to happen fast. Before the green grass fighting its way through becomes too long and thick to allow a fire to burn.
We joined the firebugs today. A lane that hasn't been burnt for many years. Full of rank worthless grass.