Monday, June 02, 2008

Burning Ring of Fire

We have been on the ranch property for twelve days now. On day one, we built a stout fire ring six feet across of rocks scavenged from the property. All the rain that fell recently makes it safe to burn for now, but that will change soon when the ground dries and wildfire danger heightens. Despite all of the irrigation that allows for farming, one must remember that this is first and foremost a parched desert landscape.

In those twelve days, we have burned logs, limbs, and brush, as well as wood and cardboard pulled from the little house that we are clearing out to renovate.

Our neighbor stopped by around 10:00 pm on Saturday night, having just finished up working in his fields (sunset isn't until 9:28 pm, farmers are busy, and tractors have lights). He leaned down and said to Jon, "Haven't you all run out of firewood yet?"

Not even close.

1 comment:

Tim said...

Good Job! :)