Thursday, February 15, 2007

A banana and a smile

Today, in my brillance, I decided to burn the trees and stuff we cut down to make the bathrooms and drying area. This, not surpisingly given the heat and dry weather, was not a wise decision. I moved a bunch of the brush to be sure the fire did not get to large. Later, as a nearby tree literally exploded into flames, I decided I did not remove enough brush.

As the flames grew, I went and got a hose which would have been good except there was no water today. In a few days, when the water storage tank is finished, this will not be a problem. Today it was mighty inconvient. I ended up finding a bucket and made many trips back and forth and got the fire under control.

Later, a couple of boys who helped knock down the fire came up to me...one with a glass of water and the other with a banana both with smiles. Nice way to end the day.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another prescribed burn not going exactly as planned. You must have worked for the U.S. Forest Service.
Andy

Clayton said...

glad that story ended with a banana and not a destroyed bathroom project!