Thursday, April 9, 2009

Burnin' down the house

So what would you think if you looked out your window and saw this not even 100 yards away? A little freaky, right? Well that's what we could see out of our window Tuesday night. We went to investigate, and found out that my uncle (who is also our neighbor) was burning brush, stumps, and garbage in this huge pile back by the pond.
We had always wondered where our garbage went (they come and pick it up in a truck, but we don't have actual garbage service we pay for). Apparently, they had gotten a permit to burn on Tuesday, and were technically supposed to quit at 6 p.m., but they were still going at it when we went to bed around 10:30 p.m. In the picture below, you can see my uncle (in the tractor on the left) dumping a scoop of trash into the inferno. The tractor on the right apparently broke down midway through the job, so they had to use the smaller tractor. All the white stuff in front of the tractors is our garbage. I can't really describe how big this fire was. It was probably 25 feet high and 40 feet across. It was huge, and it is still smoldering out there, two days later.

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