Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Dusty roads

I don't live that far from paved roads, perhaps two kilometres at most. For you two Americans who read this, that is approximately 9.94 furlongs using your arcane forms of measurements. What this means, is that my house is set just off a dirt road.

2013-08-06 - Farmlet - 17 - Dirt road

It has been a pretty dry winter. And every time a vehicle hurtles down the road in front of my property, if the ground is especially dry, it will raise a trail of dust. There's usually at least a light breeze that pushes the dust one way or the other, and on the day shown in the following two photographs, that way was towards my house.

2013-08-06 - Farmlet - 15 - Dirt road drifting dust

And as the vehicle went further down the road, the dust trail can be seen to be extended.

2013-08-06 - Farmlet - 14 - Dirt road truck dust

Apparently the solution for this is to have someone pour oil on the roads. As you go past most properties along the dirt road, you can see these dark patches.

2013-08-21 - Farmlet - 01 - Oiled roads preventing dust

It might just be worth doing too, I'll have to wait till summer and see how it turns out.

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