It was quite a nice winter day today. It was kind of cold, but there was not really any wind, and it was sunny for the morning. Kinda cloudy in the afternoon, but still not too bad for this mid-November cold spell we are having. The people down the road have amassed all the leftover trees from those tree piles and burned them today. Luckily, due to the fact that there is very little wind (and what wind there is, is from the west) my house does not smell like campfire. Yay.
Well, this gave us some ideas of our own. We ripped up our own tree line that was across the road from theirs, and those piles need to be burned this winter too. So we kind of had a bonfire filled afternoon. First we lit all the garbage that we dragged out of the barn yesterday on fire, then a huge straw pile of old, broken bales. Then the trees. That didn’t work so well. The straw pile, though, worked very well. Straw smoke is so strange. It’s kind of a pale yellow instead of grey, and it seems like it is thicker than normal smoke. It moves strangely up close, but it still looks cool, as long as we know it is not someone’s field burning up during harvest.