Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 2, 2010 = What a day!!

Well I guess you are wondering what makes May 2, 2010 qualify to fit the description of "What a day". So I guess I will have to tell you so that LongRoofFan doesn't get all nervous and upset.

Today on the farm there was a house burning, well actually one house burned pretty much to the ground, while the other just smoldered a little bit.

Yep, yesterday was an on again off again day, that had rain and wind one hour, sunshine the next, and then back to gale force winds and more rain. In between I managed to clean out the stable ( been a long time since I've done that, and I will now do it more often, why? because when that s**t from the horses is packed in, it takes a rotor tiller to break it up to get removed)..

but I am straying from the reason for this blog.

After sitting up half the night waiting for rabbits to appear around the garden, I finally went to bed. Got up at 7:30 am today and looking at the garden over my first cup of java - those damned rabbits had attacked my corn again.

THAT'S IT...... no more mister nice guy..... get them rabbits. And so that is what caused the house burning .....

now don't think it was a small fire like this guy is playing with

NOPE, it was a good old fire, yep here are a couple pictures of the burn in progress.... That home to those fat rabbits was going to be nothing but ashes when I got done...

from the looks of this pile, oyou can tell that my Mother taught me how to make fires that really are interesting to watch...

actually this is the brush pile that was generated from the tornado clean up. It is also the backdrop the Jeep and the Kid use when visiting the farm, works greatas a backstop to their little rifles that need target practice. Will build something from all the dirt left as a result of the stumps ...

So sitting on my big deere, yes with coffee in hand, I watched that house burn to the ground..... well almost

Then it was off to the second house where some more of those furry critters hang out

but alas, five gallons of gasoline, mixed with 5 gallons of diesel, throw in some paper and some rather bad swabby words, well, I guess my ability to burn down things was lost on the fire above, because all I got this pile to do was smolder....

So that's what caused the house burning here on the farm, and along with a great garden coming in, we


1 comment:

d5thouta5 said...

I'm guessing that you forgot something.........

Some planks I tore from the cabin floor, and I lit the boiler fire;
Some coal I found that was lying around, and I heaped the fuel higher;
The flames just soared and the furnace roared—such a blaze you seldom see;

Then I burrowed a hole in the glowing coal, and I stuffed in Sam McGee.