Operation: Horse Pasture Clean Up  

Posted by: Savari in , , , ,

The start of every fall, we pick a portion of our property to clean up. This year, the horse pasture was the lucky recipient of the yearly clean up. A couple of years ago, pine beetles got into almost all of the pine trees around our house, and if any of you live in the south, you know that pine trees are the major make up of many yards. Well, pine beetles are horrendous little buggers that do A LOT of damage in a very short time. Last summer, the heavily damaged trees started falling like dominoes. It was to dangerous for any of us to go to far into the horse pasture. None of us wanted the headlines to read, Southerner Bludgeoned To Death By Falling Pine Tree, so we decided to give it until this fall to clean up. Most all of the trees that were gonna fall have already done so and even if one does fall now we have a lot more room to maneuver out of the way.

Anyways, starting Saturday afternoon, we got started. By 3 p.m. we had hauled out 3 extremely large truckloads of dead trees. Now anyone who knows me, knows I'm a pyromaniac, a firebug, a lover of gigantic, roaring bonfires. Truckloads of dead trees sounds like the making of a wonderful evening, to me. When we build fires at my house, they burn for a couple of days. We stacked up our initial burn pile and got it going.

THAT is gonna be a HUGE fire.

Speckles, my Pit Bull, joining in on the fire action.
After Dark. :-)

This fire went into the early morning hours. At first light, I went down and stirred the coals a bit and it flamed back up immediately.

7:30 a.m. Sunday morning and Speckles is back beside the fire.

We hauled out another 2 loads on Sunday, bringing the grand total to 5 truckloads. So, all in all, Operation: Horse Pasture Clean Up was a huge success. Yea, everyone was in bed by 8 p.m. last night but we all felt a major sense of accomplishment. There are still several loads of debris to gather up and haul out, but that's for another weekend. Right now, I'm doing my best to soothe out my sore muscles and burnt rear end. (LOL. Yep, leave it to me to stand a bit to close to the fire and singe my butt.) If you wanna read my post on aloe vera being a good remedy for burnt lips and dry, cracked skin, you can find it here.

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