We realized that we never posted photos of the bonfire we did a few weeks back. We had to wait for the big pile of stuff to dry out. This is from when we had the backyard cleared. All the weeks of rain kept it all wet. It took several weeks of hot and dry to be ready.
Then one Saturday, "R" from 2nd Family came up and asked us "are you ready to burn that pile?"
Um yeah, sure!
|Big burn pile|
OK, so as you can see, it was a big pile to burn. Side note, it's not as close to the barns as it looks in this photo, no worries.
It took a few hours, but it burned down and then smoldered for awhile. We kept the water hose nearby to put out any hot spots.
|Burn pile after|
Here it was the next day. That large tree trunk barely even burned, but most other pieces did, so that's good. We have since put the all of that into a smaller pile next to the big trunk, and will try again...after the grass is not as dry as it is now. It's waaay too dry to try that now. We need a good rain and then a week to dry before we try again.
We had the option when they cleared the brush and trees to have them run this through the chipper or make a burn pile. The advantage of the burn pile was that they had more time to clear (we paid for them for the day) and so it seemed at the time like the better deal. Looking back, it wasn't. We hate this mess. We'd much rather have the yard clean and clear and neat and a few more pieces of brush on the property. Not sure we'll even be able to get this trunk burned completely. The wood is so hard, there is just nothing else to do with it. They even broke a blade on their fancy machine while cutting it size to put it into the pile. We might just have to pay someone to have this hauled off.
Anyway, it's mostly done so there is THAT at least...