Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Stump fire update


Rain is in the forecast, so it looks like our stump-burning project will come to a pause today.

This is the 10th day of continuous fire on the big oak stump that has been an eyesore in our back yard since the January, 2009 ice storm.

Burning the stump was Maria’s idea, recalling a maple stump she and her brothers immolated decades ago in Indiana. Oak burns considerably slower than maple and our effort has consumed most of our woodpiles and several of the large trunk segments we used as seats around our fire pit.

The stump has been reduced significantly, but it’s still not level with the surrounding ground.

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