Wednesday, April 29, 2009

An eternal flame?

As I look out of my upstairs window, I see flames from our burn pile. It has been going for 72 hours and shows no signs of going out. I spent the day pushing the brush into the center of the pile with my tractor. The hot embers ignite the fresh brush and here we go again.

There are forest fires in the area, but I was careful to clear a 20-foot firebreak around the pile. I also called the U.S. Forestry Service to get a burn permit.

The forecast was for rain today, but it was bone dry. We need a good shower.

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