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Burn The Brush Pile: Take 2

July 29, 2014

Dear husband joined me for the 2nd attempt at burning the towering pile of tree waste left when the large trees were harvested.

FIre

Gasoline, matches, cardboard boxes – yep, they burn, but the brush is stacked high & not consolidated enough to get any real heat going not to mention “green.”

Lucy with us, we worked for about 4 hours before DH decided to bush-hog a while & Lu went for a walk up the road to visit a neighbor. She received a stern talking-to when she finally returned!

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Hot, sweaty, covered in dirt & ashes, thirsty – I looked a glorious sight when Dale the digger drove past, backed up & walked down to the small fire I had successfully maintained.

“You’re wasting your time. It’ll never burn unless it’s compacted down & the larger logs are cut to size. Do you have a chainsaw?” “Yes, but it’s electric.” “Let me get the bulldozer over here & push it a bit & we’ll fix it so it’ll burn.”

Tired, frustrated, we gratefully accepted. Loaded Lu into the Prius & drove home. We’ll finish this next time…I hope.

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