by PLC Land Owner Mike Vaughan:
At the back of my mind, a little voice whispered an old Chinese saying that we should be careful what we ask of the gods.
It’s January 2016, and I’m talking to Brandon Price, whom I’ve contracted to carry out a prescribed burn on 20 acres of our land near Reidsville, NC. Aided by my wife and Collie dogs, I’ve worked since 2011 to turn those acres into a re-creation of a grassland/prairie such as we believe was common in the piedmont of the Carolinas when the European explorers arrived here in the 16th century.
The warm season grasses we’d planted reached their full size and thickness for the first time in ...