January through March, 2009

March begins the burn season, and the recent snows offered a good opportunity to do a safe burn. The snow-covered slash piles were difficult to start. The recommended method is to pour on one gallon of diesel and light it; we save our cardboard and use it as kindling. The interior was dry and burned hot enough to melt away the snow. Soon after this picture was taken, we started the pile in the background. When they are close together, it is easy to do multiple burns, but it is safest to start them an hour apart because the first hour requires close attention. These burned a long time, so Arthur camped out to make sure they burned safely through the night.

We burned more in the weeks that followed. Check out how we do a burn here.