A to Z Challenge ~ Burn Pile

B is for Burn Pile.

In our part of the country we do not have any yard waste pick-up. There are times during the year that we can have burn piles. When the fire danger is high there are burn bans. There are limits to the size of our burn piles. We were in compliance.

There are different methods to get the fire going. Before we start we connect a hose and we make sure the water is turned on and ready to spray if the fire gets out of hand. I’m happy to say we’ve never had a fire get out of hand.

Once we get the fire going we watch it all day long and keep feeding it with the rest of our gathered brush. If you look behind back to the fence you will see the pile we hope to get through.

For several hours we added limbs and cones and anything else we trimmed around the yard. We made it through the big piles we had. It was a good productive day and we did not have to worry at all about social distancing. We were bushed by the end of the day!

We hope to borrow our son’s tractor sometime and take care of more brush on the property that needs to be cleared.

Life in the country is very different from life in the city. My life went from City mouse to Country mouse in September of 2018 and so far it’s been a joy.

We are complying with the President’s guidelines, 30 days to Slow the Spread.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

8 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge ~ Burn Pile

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  2. Hello, it is a good feeling to have a productive day. I live in a rural, close to a forest. I was born and raised in the city. I do not miss city living. Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. We have an outdoor fire pit and tend to toss sticks in there and then burn eventually. Hubs really enjoys messing about with the fire. I love an outdoor fire, but dislike the way my hair and clothes smell after. I have to plan on washing my hair and doing laundry too. Good luck with the challenge!

  4. We have a big fire pit where we burn things too but so far have never had a time when the fire hazard wan’t very low. I guess we get lots of rain!!

  5. You are fortunate you can do a burn, Ellen. Even with all the snow we get we were under stage one fire restrictions here recently, We get so dry at our altitude. We do have a fire pit and burn all our sticks and tree limbs in it when restrictions are called off, but that doesn’t happen frequently. We are at the point where we may get a gas fuel fit pit to enjoy instead.

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