Day Two Hundred and Fifty Eight - Clearing for Farming

The small family farms which provide most of the basic foodstuffs (such as cassava and rice)for the people of Aishalton are out on the edge of the forests. The farm areas are rotated regularly to allow trees to grow back and the soil to recover. Clearing a new farm is hard work, cutting down trees, letting them dry enough to burn the leaves and small branches where they fell, then a couple of months later cutting the trunks into liftable sections which can be stacked and burnt.


  1. Loved the sense of scale given by the people, the strategicly placed fires and smoke. Quite different this one. Must be some macro opportunities in those burnt timbers?

  2. Yes I also like the scale of it seen from a distance, and it really shows the different stages of hard work that the clearing involves.