Thursday, May 5, 2011

Burn Ban Lifted

 We have been staying busy around here.  I've got a feeling that I better get used to it cause there is so much to do. I don't think we will be running out of things that need tending to for quite some time!  For the past few days we have been cutting brush and playing with fire.  I don't know how but I seem to have become the fire watcher.   All that rain we got last week really has helped since they lifted the burn ban!

Here's the Big Tree that had to come down so we could get the wood stove off the trailer. It is was blocking the path to the concrete pad.
Too bad the wood wasn't any good or maybe we could have used it this next winter.  There sure was alot of it!

  See all those little "sucker" trees?  They had to go too.

This is the "pad" we are eventually going to move the RV on.  There used to be a house here but it burned down several years ago.  On the other side of those cinder blocks is the old porch slab. As you can see, it is was covered with burned siding and roofing.

This is a fire pit or maybe an outdoor oven.  I'm not sure what it was supposed to be but it is sitting on the slab.  Eventually we will have to move it too.  I'm pretty sure the RV will still fit beside it but we won't be using it as it would be way to close to start a fire in. It's going to have to come out but that is another project for another day.

It sure looks a whole lot better now doesn't it?  Amazing what a little fire and a lot of elbow grease (not to mention a chainsaw) can do!

Plenty more to come in the following days so stay tuned!

     ~~~~  Hey ... I'm Just Sayin'  ...  ~~~~


  1. Definitely shaping up nicely. Great pad.

  2. That nice brick fireplace is probably the reason the house burnt down. LOL

  3. ~sigh~ I am envious of your burn ban being lifted.

  4. If you get any more rain, send some down this way.

  5. Get busy damit! FK

  6. Things are looking great. Would the fire place work as a planter? I can see some lovely flowers growing there - right outside your RV :)

    Looking forward to more pictures!

  7. Sci, it's really looking great. I bet it looks better because it's yours. lol

  8. Hello! In your blog article did you base on any studies or here are only your own conclusions? Can't wait to hear from you.

    1. I'm not exactly sure what the question is here. Is there a reason I would base any studies on clearing brush and trash?