Sunday, April 15, 2007
Well, we've had rain for the last 5 days and the ground is pretty wet. That makes it a perfect day to set fire to the burn pile. You see, folks, we don't use the trash man the same way you city folks do. We throw away the bottles and the plastic but we give the wet garbage to the pigs and we burn the leaves and dead branches and trees. The grass clippings we toss in the compost pile. John and our neighbor set fire to the burn pile a couple of weeks ago. It started out 10 feet high, 10 feet wide and 20 feet long. Not all the pile burned though...one of the tree stumps was still fairly large. John has been working on clearing more of the underbrush in our woods along the road so he can start putting the fencing up. He's been putting all the cleared brush onto the burn pile and the darned thing is huge again. Today is a great day for burning (or so I'm told!) so they will set fire around 9:00 this morning. I'm going to sequester myself in the studio on the other side of the house so I can't see the fire.