This time of year we deal with the same thing, ashes falling from the sky like black feathers floating down to earth. This causes such a mess. Especially when you are trying to sweep it up. Have you ever swept ash before? It is wispy and blows in the wind. If I could describe it, it would be like raking up a pile of leaves in the yard and then the wind just blowing it back to where you just raked. You may have heard us talk about it before but this ash is dirty as well for the laundry we hang in the sun. You have to shake off the clothes as you take them down off the line. We are also right now in the middle of our drier season so we won't have rain for months. It is around this time everything turns brown from lack of water. So the ash is a result of the sugar cane being harvested. Before they cut it down with machetes they burn all the leaves off as well as anything else that might be lurking around in the sugar cane fields. They cut it down and then load it on to a truck to bring it to the factory to be processed. Sugar cane is one of the major crops raised here.