Yesterday was warm and the wind was not blowing too much. Perfect for burning the fields. We started around the pond.
Sometimes the wind would pick up a bit and the fire looked a little scary.
We burn the fields so that the ashes from the old grass will put nutrients back into the soil.
It may look all black and chard right now, but in a couple weeks, it will be greener than the parts that we
Hubby had his eye on the situation. If it got out of hand, he would get his tractor and put it out. In fact, when we started to burn the field across the road, the wind DID pick up and he had to get the tractor and scraper blade to put it out. I called Phelan's Husband to see if he could come up and be another set of eye to help watch the fire. I like having extra help "just in case." All went well.
This is our new outside cat, Gypsy. She just wondered in. Now if you look at that big belly, you can see she's going to have a litter of kittens. As the fire was going, she was checking out the the brush looking for mice.
She's a good hunter.
And of course, Skeeter kept her eye on things too. We all felt so much safer. lol
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, fire watcher.