Burn pile radiating heat and smoke

We lit our first burn pile yesterday. We’ve been waiting for the right weather conditions: not too windy, not too wet, not too cold (because we’d be outside a lot tending it). Yesterday met all of those conditions, so with grandpa’s help we got things started.

Large flames off the burn pile

Burn pile flames

Grandpa and boy watching bonfire burn pile

We started the fire around 11am and within 45 minutes half the pile was gone. Unbelievable how hot it was. We kept it going with grove clearings most of the day. One of our neighbors even stopped by with a cartload of garden debris. By 7pm only the large logs were left.

Before

Burn pile before looking east

After

Burn pile after looking east