Monday, October 5, 2015

Scary Day

Today started off OK, when I noticed that despite the fact that there has been no rain since the waste-dispersal field was finished, little patches of grass seeds have begun to germinate:

Today summer arrived, and with it high fire danger. You may remember the last fire we lit, on 12th of September? When the air temperature is around 30, the ground temperature in the shade should not be over 50 degrees:

There are several places where the ground temperature indicates that something is still burning under the surface. Today was so hot and windy that exposing that burning could have lead to a nasty situation. All I could do was spray water over the hot areas every couple of hours, and hope that would be enough to stop anything bursting into flame.

I was home on my own, and found this early experience of fire season quite scary.

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