The frogs sang as the sparks flew upward.
Night, dusk, start
This one could be my favorite: Continue reading
This’ll wake you up, when it finds you in your morning firewood.
Cold but still stung
Trust me on this.
It’s that time of year.
Heat and light
Plenty of dead oaks to cut up for firewood.
That’s good, but also troubling: too many dead trees due to spells of drought and heat.
a brief video: Continue reading
Around Okra Paradise Farms this morning.
Beautyberry with boats, bananas, and wood fire
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appears to be a
This Thryothorus ludovicianus
didn’t seem to mind that I was three feet from it. Continue reading
Dogs like water more than fire.
Yellow Dog and camouflaged Brown Dog
And yes, Gretchen was putting out fires with a coffee cup and swamp water.
But she found something unexpected. Continue reading
Here’s why we should have burned this patch last year, but unfortunately weather didn’t cooperate.
Why frequent burning is necessary
If we didn’t burn, eventually what we’d get would be an uncontrolled wildfire with much worse flareups than that.
Somebody always complains about burning woods. Let the Longleaf Alliance explain the benefits of fire in a southern pine forest.
It started easy this year. Continue reading
After the prescribed burn, it’s a lot easier to see,
and there are more gopher tortoise burrows than we thought.
Here’s another Gopherus polyphemus near the road.
It’s good there are so many.
Gophers are a keystone species, hosting Continue reading