Saturday, February 04, 2006
This is the first area that we burned this winter. We do this for three reasons:
Reason 1: It mimics the natural fire cycle in Florida. Most of our Florida plants are adapted to fire in some way.
Reason 2: It reduces the chances of catastrophic canopy fires as well as the creeping grass fire. Our wooden house sits in a hole in the forest. If you look through the trees behind Jr. you can just glimpse the house.
Reason 3: We are pyromaniacs and it is just so fun.
In this pic, Junior Pyro is standing in the midst of a grid I made by burning strips for mini fire breaks. After the grid was made, we could burn a section at a time (on a windless day) without too much worry about runaway combustion.
We had ferocious storms and lots of rain last night, so we won't be burning again for awhile.
Posted by R.Powers at 10:30 AM