This is the “San Joaquin Fire” that started around 2pm (PDT) on San Joaquin Avenue of Clearlake Park, CA. The photo was snapped at around 2:10pm. The fire was contained at seven acres (about what you can see in the photo).
“Give me that which I want, and you shall have this which you want…”
This shows economics at work. The rancher obviously thought it worthwhile to transport the sheep (someone let me know if these are actually goats. UPDATE: Those are definitely sheep. Goats, apparently, will eat anything that doesn’t move and a few things that do. We suspect that having the vines demolished is not in the owner’s financial interest.) to the vineyard to graze down the cover crop, and the vineyard owner thought it worth the compaction cost to save on fuel and labor by not having to mow.