Monday, January 4, 2016

Burn Pile

Yet another perk to this warm weather, which for the record I am not stoked about, is that I was able to knock off one more yard chore - the burn pile. We had a pile of pallets and wood scraps that have been lying around for a month or two and it seemed like it would sit all winter. Part of the problem was that it was a dry and breezy fall with not much in the way of moisture. The pile just sat there and I figured our plow man would shove it back closer to the woods. This is what has transpired in the past, and come spring we would gather the pieces back into the pile and light it.

This year, with nothing in the way of snow and dry weather, we were able to take care of business. It had rained a day or two before so the conditions were safe and the weather was mild with not much in the way of wind, so we decided to go for it. A was away so N and I stoked the fire and burned the pile to ashes. It was pretty satisfying, not just because we cleared away the debris, but because rather than just wish it were done, we just did it. I love when that happens.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Bree Staley for the pic. 

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