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Withering leaves and wind

Postby MEversbergII » Apr 30th, '13, 00:52

This is a very minor question, but it has come to me and wants an answer.

I've seen many farms wither their leaves in the open air. How do these not blow away in the wind?

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Re: Withering leaves and wind

Postby Suutej_Tsaj » May 2nd, '13, 03:42

I reckon (and hope) they expose them where the wind doesn't blow, close to a wall (either artificial or natural) that will shelter them.

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Re: Withering leaves and wind

Postby teaisme » May 2nd, '13, 13:35

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Re: Withering leaves and wind

Postby Chip » May 2nd, '13, 13:45

Lead (in the leaves)! :twisted:

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Re: Withering leaves and wind

Postby tecnanaut » May 2nd, '13, 15:37

From the pictures I've seen, they aren't large open areas. Rather, the withering areas are more like courtyards among buildings, which shelters them a bit. Also I think it's an active process. They don't just spread them out and...go for a cup of tea... :mrgreen: someone monitors, and if it gets too windy you can always pack up...but that's my limited opinion.

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Re: Withering leaves and wind

Postby teaisme » May 2nd, '13, 15:43

thats what the chickens are for :)

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Re: Withering leaves and wind

Postby MEversbergII » May 2nd, '13, 15:54

:lol:

Thanks, all.

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Re: Withering leaves and wind

Postby Evan Draper » May 3rd, '13, 14:07

If this is the primary withering we're talking about, the leaves still have a high moisture content, so they're heavier. Shaiqing'd be a different story tho.

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