Yesterday was an overcast day, with rain predicted, so it was dedicated to burning brush. We started out at about 8:30 working out in the yard. derien
was cleaning out one of the compost bins, which was filled with dirt, and moving the contents to the berry patches. They could use some more soil and the compost bins don't work too well if they're filled with dirt. I started dragging brush from behind the barn up to the pile by the pool. That was an endless task, so after a while I switched to another endless task, cleaning out flower beds. I made very little relative progress because both are such big jobs.
At some point it started to sprinkle and just before 1pm I decided it wasn't going to stop sprinkling, so it I started the fire. Fire regs say we can only burn before 5pm if it's actively raining and I didn't want to start a fire, have it stop raining, and have to put the fire out. We fed the fire brush, and fed the fire brush, and fed the fire brush. The rain went from sprinkles to a steady rain and we kept the fire going. Fairly difficult when all your fuel is green or rotten on the inside and wet on the outside. But we kept at it until about 8pm. I'm guessing we burned close to 10 cubic yards of brush. We saved all the pieces big enough to use as firewood or kindling, but vine and rot isn't good for anything unfortunately. derien
kept making jokes about us being charcoal burners because we were gather all these little twigs and bits.
This morning I'm doing laundry, dishes, and such because I didn't have any chance to do housework yesterday and it's soaking wet and cold outside. With any luck it'll dry out and warm up a bit this afternoon and I can start piling up the next brush piles.
I thought I'd taken some pictures, but unfortunately the memory card was in the computer not the camera, so no pictures of flowers, birds, and brush for you.