Of course hardly anybody works summerfallow anymore as it is considered an inefficient and outdated practice these days. Wasting fuel, eroding the soil and releasing the dreaded carbon to the atmosphere that will eventually destroy the world. I figure I'm pretty well balanced though when you zoom out and see the huge "carbon sink" on the rest of the 800 acre patch. Those poplar bushes, according to what I have read, absorb a lot of carbon. So I would hope I am at least carbon neutral and can continue my summerfallowing if I choose to.
If you zoom out a bit on google earth you can see the rest of the hundred acre woods that starts just to the left of this photo.
Readers of the other blog, Nevardblog, will recognize the name Winstanley Grove as the homestead of great uncle Arthur Nevard. That little clearing in the trees at lower left of the photo was his yard where only the remains of the cellar hole containing the collapsed walls of his log house remain.
What would the great uncles and grandfathers say seeing a picture like this? Just shake their heads in amazement I'd say.