October through December, 2009

The snow wetted things down, so we did a burn once our guests were gone. We collected slash at our storage area; the loosely stacked, dry wood burned hot and fast with no accelerants. The cold weather had turned the green leaves of the surrounding trees brown and dry, so we stood by with backpack sprayers. Oops, looks like a spark ignited grass behind Dan! A quick squirt put it out.

A movie (2.2MB) 20 minutes into the fire shows how fast things moved. As the fire burned down, we took the opportunity to burn scrap wood left over from construction, prepare stakes for Winter plowing and do general clean-up of the storage area. By 5PM (after an 8-hour day) we had raked out the ashes, wet them down and returned home for a rest.